Action remakes

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As our own Neil Miller informed all of you brahs and brahlettes late last night, that incredibly ill-advised Point Break remake has found its very own Johnny Utah! And it’s somehow not Keanu Reeves, even though the man has not aged a day since the Kathryn Bigelow original from 1991! (Did they blow all their cash on co-star Gerard Butler? Eh, maybe.) Instead of going to the Reeves route, or even the actor-you’ve-actually-heard-of route, the Ericson Core (no, not actually a kind of cell phone you had when you were in junior high) production has gone with Luke Bracey, who you may (or may not) know from his previous work in G.I. Joe: Retaliation (where he was a masked Cobra Commander, the entire time) or a little something called Monte Carlo. Bracey joins a long line of unknowns populating the cast list of seemingly big-time action “reimaginings” and, as the remake machine continues to grind on, chewing up and spitting out plenty of new talent along the way, we have to wonder – is casting an unknown really paying off?

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