Life sure has a sick sense of humor , doesn't it?

From Cannes comes the news that Jan de Bont, last seen behind the camera of Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (and currently filming Stopping Power), is going to be filming a sequel to Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 film.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the sequel will be given the poetic title Point Break: Indo, and will be based somewhere in Asia. It will take place 20 years after the original, which you will remember ended with the disappearance of Bodhi, Patrick Swayze's character.

No word on the plot, or if any of the original characters will appear, though the script is being penned by the same scribe, W. Peter Iliff. (We reported this last year, actually.) I think it's safe to assume it will be the same characters; what sense would a sequel make if it was about another gang of criminal surfers? (Actually, IESB says there is another band of criminal surfers, and they're called -- gulp -- The Bush Administration. Um, yay?) And what of the actors? Will someone manage get Keanu Reeves to reprise his lead role? So many questions, none of them good.

Just when you think there is no film they can resurrect for a sequel. I'm at a loss. Why can't they make more Russian mafia movies instead of resurrecting surfing criminals? Oddly, the lingering question in my mind is how Danny Butterman will react to the news, and how this movie really should have come out before all that nastiness in Sandford. Then I would know if he preferred it to the original and could rest easy.

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