Gerard Butler is in final talks to join Ericson Core's remake of the classic action thriller Point Break.

Gerard Butler will play Bodhi, masterfully played by Patrick Swayze in the original, an extreme-sports athlete that strives to achieve nirvana through a series of death defying feats. He saves undercover FBI agent Johnny Utah, who brings him into the crime ring. The part of Utah has not cast as of yet.

Ericson Core is directing from a script by Kurt Wimmer. Broderick Johnson, Andrew Kosove, Michael DeLuca, John Baldecchi, Chris Taylor and Kurt Wimmer are producing.

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The original was directed by Kathryn Bigelow and starred Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves.