"300" and "Olympus Has Fallen" star Gerard Butler has joined the cast of the reimagining of "Point Break" at Alcon Entertainment and Lionsgate.
The story centers on a former extreme sports superstar and FBI rookie who infiltrates a gang of itinerant thrill-seekers in a bid to crack a series of international robberies.
As the law enforcer's investigation goes deeper he develops a strong tie with Zen (Butler), an enigmatic adventurer attempting to become the first man to complete the death-defying Quest Of Eight Challenges.
Butler is the new version's equivalent of Patrick Swayze's adrenaline-junkie bank robber Bodhi in the original 1991 Kathryn Bigelow film.
Ericson Core helms the new take from a script by Kurt Wimmer. Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove are producing.