Peter Iliff (Patriot Games) will write and direct Point Break 2, a 20 years later sequel to the surfing crime thriller that he co-wrote in 1987 and was a hit for Largo Entertainment in 1991.
Variety says the new film will be set in Southeast Asia and uncover the fate of the surfers’ leader Bodhi who was supposedly killed by a giant wave. The action follows a surfer-turned-SEAL on the trail of a criminal gang. Locations being scouted include Indonesia and Singapore.
The film is being set up by Singapore-Australian talent management and production firm RGM Entertainment as a $20 million-$30 million independent production.
Production schedule sees filming starting by the end of current year with delivery for late 2008. RGM’s CEO Devesh Chetty said casting will include English-language and Asian male leads and Asian female love interest.