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ACTION-PACKED: Surfboards dotted the set of the Y-3 show in Paris on Sunday, but it looks like riding the waves will take a backseat in the reboot of Nineties classic “Point Break,” which started shooting this week.
Front-row guest Clemens Schick, who succeeds James Le Gros as Roach in the film, kept mum on reports that the remake will focus on the world of extreme sports, with stunts including snowboarding, wing suit flying, free rock climbing and high-speed motorcycle tricks.
But the daredevil actor, whose passions include motor sports, said he was excited about the shoot, which will take place in locations including Austria, Switzerland, Venezuela, Mexico and India. He hopes the resulting film will measure up to the original, starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze.
“‘Point Break’ was one of the best movies of the Nineties. It’s one of those movies which gets stronger — it’s like a good old wine,” he said. “We take it as an inspiration.”
Alexander Ludwig, best known for his role as Cato in “The Hunger Games,” is also a sports fanatic, so he had no trouble taking up American football for “When the Game Stands Tall,” based on the real-life story of the De La Salle High School football team’s record-setting 151-game winning streak.
“I’m actually from Vancouver, Canada, originally, so I played every sport except for football. It was very new to me — now I’m hooked,” he said. “It’s such an American thing, and you know, you play it every day for three months of your life, you just grow this camaraderie with everyone on set and you just love the sport.”
Ludwig added that he would shortly start filming season three of “Vikings” for the History Channel. “Game of Thrones” star Joe Dempsie and Chinese actor and singer Wei Chen rounded off the guest list.