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'Invincible' director Ericson Core to helm 'Point Break' remake

By Emily Rome, EW.com
updated 9:50 AM EDT, Thu April 11, 2013
Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze star in 1991's
Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze star in 1991's "Point Break."
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Ericson Core will direct the remake of Kathryn Bigelow's "Point Break"
  • The remake deals with "international extreme sports," according to a press release
  • Production on the "Point Break" remake is set to begin in late 2013

(CNN) -- Things are starting to move along for the remake of Kathryn Bigelow's "Point Break" that was first announced in September 2011.

Alcon Entertainment announced Wednesday that Ericson Core will direct the project.

Core got his start in cinematography, serving as the director of photography for films like "The Fast and the Furious" and "Daredevil." His feature directorial debut was 2006 football film "Invincible," which starred Mark Wahlberg.

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Core is taking on sports again with "Point Break," but the remake may not focus on surfing like the 1991 original.

According to a press release from Alcon, the new film "is set in the world of international extreme sports." An undercover FBI agent, like Keanu Reeves' character in Bigelow's film, will again infiltrate a ring of criminals.

Production on the "Point Break" remake is set to begin in late 2013.

See the original article at EW.com.

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