'Speed' Director Surfs to 'Point Break' Sequel
Jan de Bont will direct, but will Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves be back?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, original screenwriter W. Peter Iliff is returning to script the sequel, which will move the action to Singapore and locations in Southeast Asia.
The trade paper offers no hints on which characters, if any, will return.
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, the 1991 original starred Reeves as an FBI Agent -- the fabulously named Johnny Utah -- who goes undercover with a gang of adrenaline junkies who rob banks when they aren't surfing or jumping out of planes. Swayze has been trying for years to explain how his Bodhi character, last seen paddling out into the gnarliest waves ever, could be back for a sequel, though the trade paper does say that the movie will take place 20 years after Bodhi's disappearance.
After a long run as an acclaimed cinematographer, de Bont shot onto the directing A-list with the hits "Speed" and "Twister." His three follow-up films -- "Speed 2: Cruise Control," "The Haunting" and "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life" -- have been less successful and he hasn't directed a film since 2003.