There is a new Point Break in town. And while some might believe the Sistine Chapel of Hollywood action sports films leaves no room for improvement, there’s never harm in trying. And as daily-quote-spitting-original-Point-Break enthusiasts, we were thrilled to meet the new cast and crew of its reimagining for an inside look at the December release. While Director Ericson Core planned a wide spectrum of adjustments to the 1991 original, modernizing the stunts and action to feel impressive for 2015 (without killing anyone) might have proved his most ambitious challenge. And while any Hollywood production requires some degree of post-production, after speaking with the athletes involved in the production it became abundantly apparent that the new Point Break made it a top priority to capture action sports heroes as never before. A wise man once said, “If you want the ultimate, you’ve got to be willing to pay the ultimate price.” And here are eight facts you never knew from the production of the new Point Break that probably get the cameras as close to “the ultimate” as they’ve ever been.
1. Five men pull off a world-first by flying THROUGH the earth during a synchronized wingsuit flight sequence in Switzerland.