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Monday 28 July 2014

Keanu: No to Point Break remake

Keanu Reeves won't be involved in a Point Break remake

Keanu Reeves has ruled out making an appearance in a remake of action thriller Point Break.

The Hollywood heartthrob starred with Patrick Swayze in the 1991 film, directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow. It was announced in 2011 that Alcon Entertainment were remaking the film for release by Warner Bros.

Asked by BBC 5 live if he would like to be involved, Keanu said: "Absolutely not. It's not my place."

He added: "If they can find a way to do it that works out good, then God bless them."

Keanu played an FBI agent who went undercover to infiltrate a gang of surfers, led by Swayze's character, who were robbing banks on the side. The film became a cult classic.

It is not known if the remake will be set in the world of surfing or a different extreme sport.

Keanu told 5 live's Colin Paterson the remake "sounds very exciting - but is it a good thing? I don't know".

He went on to speculate that some films - such as Wizard of Oz or Apocalypse Now - should have a "no remake clause".

But the 49-year-old actor did confirm plans to make a new sequel to another of his cult hits, the Bill and Ted movies.

"It's still in the dream," he said. "There's a script and we're trying to make it. So we'll see."

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