POINT BREAK to begin principal photography in Berlin

26.06.2014

Alcon Entertainment’s action-thriller Point Break starring Édgar Ramírez, Luke Bracey, Ray Winstone, Teresa Palmer and Delroy Lindo, begins principal photography today, it was announced collectively by Alcon principals Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson as well as Warner Bros. and Studio Babelsberg. Point Break is inspired by the classic 1991 hit starring Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves.

The film marks an extraordinarily ambitious shooting schedule involving some of the most daring stunts ever committed to film. Extreme sports featured include surfing 70-foot waves, snowboarding, wingsuit flying, free rock climbing, and high-speed motorcycle stunts.

The production will film on four continents, including North America, Europe, South America and Asia, and features stunts performed by the world’s top extreme sports athletes, as opposed to stunt performers. Locations set for filming include Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Mexico, Venezuela, French Polynesia, India and the United States.

Ericson Core (Invincible) is directing from Kurt Wimmer’s (Salt, Law Abiding Citizen) screenplay.  Johnson and Kosove are producing, along with John Baldecchi, Chris Taylor and Kurt Wimmer. Studio Babelsberg’s Charlie Woebcken, Christoph Fisser and Henning Molfenter will act as co-producers. Principal photography in Europe will be implemented by executive production company Studio Babelsberg. RGM Media principal Devesh Chetty and investor John McMurrick, Chairman of Marloss Entertainment, will serve as executive producers.

Other behind-the-scene team members include Oscar-winning editor Thom Noble (Thelma & Louise, Witness), production designer Udo Kramer (North Face, The Physician) and Oscar-nominated costume designer Lisy Christl (Anonymous, White House Down).

Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg supports the film with €500,000.

In Point Break, a young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists. Deep undercover, and with his life in danger, he strives to prove they are the architects of the mind-boggling crimes that are devastating the world’s financial markets.

It is scheduled for release on August 7, 2015, and will be distributed in North America and in select territories around the world by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.