, Alcon Entertainment’s big screen re-creation of the classic 1991 action-thriller, starring Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey, begins principal photography on June 26th, it was announced by Alcon principals Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
The production, which will film on four continents, including North America, Europe, South America and Asia, will feature stunts performed by the world’s top extreme sports athletes rather than stunt performers.
Ericson Core (Invincible
) is directing Kurt Wimmer’s (Salt
, Law Abiding Citizen
) screenplay. Ramirez (Zero Dark Thirty
) stars as Bohdi, played by Patrick Swayze in the original, and Luke Bracey (G.I. Joe: Retaliation
) will portray Johnny Utah, played by Keanu Reeves in the original.
Set in the world of international heists and extreme sports, the story is about a young FBI agent (Bracey) who goes undercover to infiltrate a criminal gang suspected of committing unfathomably sophisticated heists all over the world. Extreme sports featured include surfing 70-foot waves, snowboarding, wingsuit flying, free rock climbing, and high speed motorcycle stunts.
Locations set for filming include Germany, Austria, Italy, Mexico, Venezuela, French Polynesia, and India.
Kosove and Johnson will produce along with John Baldecchi, Chris Taylor and Kurt Wimmer. RGM Media principal Devesh Chetty and investor John McMurrick, Chairman of Marloss Entertainment, will serve as executive producers.
Renowned extreme athletes performing stunts in the film include surfers Makua Rothman, Billy Kemper, Brian Keaulana and Ahanu Tson-dru; snowboarders Lucas De Bari, Ralph Backstrom, Mitch Toelderer, Mike Basich and Xavier De La Rue; motorcyclists Riley Harper and Oakley Lehman; wingsuit stunt pilots Jeb Corliss, Jon Devore, Julian Boulle, Noah Bahson and Michael Swanson, and free climber Chris Sharma, among others.