Butler, who was set to play Zen-influenced surfer and thief Bodhi (the part originated by the late Patrick Swayze in the 1991 flick), reportedly left the project for a number of reasons, including creative and scheduling conflicts.
"'Point Break' will start shooting in late June, lasting several months, and will take its actors to international locales. But Butler also has on his docket 'London Has Fallen,' the sequel to 'Olympus Has Fallen,' which shoots in the fall in London," The Hollywood Reporter writes. "Insiders say Alcon is intent on maintaining its start date and will recast the part in the coming weeks."
Further details about alleged creative differences were not available.
Luke Bracey, who was cast as undercover FBI agent Johnny Utah (played by Keanu Reeves in the original), is still on board for the project. The reboot had been rumored to switch from the world of competitive surfing to international extreme sports, though there haven't been any other updates about the plot so far. It seems Alcon will need another leading man before it worries about releasing story details.
The flick is due out sometime in 2015.
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