Point Break remake gets first look trailer as fans of the original wonder why this is happening

Luke Bracey and Edgar Ramirez replace Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze

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Fans of Point Break will be eager to watch the first trailer for the hotly-awaited remake, starring Luke Bracey and Edgar Ramirez as Johnny Utah and Bodhi.

Ericson Core has taken on the heavy responsibility of rebooting the 1991 cult classic for a modern audience and he's certainly making it adrenaline-pumping.

Filmed on four continents, the action movie follows a young FBI agent who infiltrates a team of extreme sports athletes suspected of masterminding mind-boggling corporate crimes.

"To catch them...he must become them," the teaser hints, as we are given sneak peeks of the vast range of heart-stopping stunts featured in the film, from snowboarding and wingsuit flying to rock climbing and surfing enormous waves. That's right, it's not just a surfing thriller anymore.

The end of the trailer leaves viewers with a literal cliffhanger as Johnny and Bodhi seem to fall to their deaths. "Do you have any idea how many people you've killed? How many laws you've broken?" Johnny yells, as Bodhi teeters on the edge of a huge waterfall.

"The only law that matters is gravity," comes the ominous reply, before Bodhi throws himself off, with Johnny in hot pursuit.

Bodhi about to throw himself off a waterfall in Point Break

Point Break buffs will recognise some throwbacks to the original - the rubber masks of ex-presidents worn when the gang robs banks have been replaced by bandannas with their faces on, for example.

But whether not they will take kindly to the remake remains in doubt, with many fans tweeting their disapproval of "meddling" movie-makers.

Others are excited to see what Core has done with the storyline and how the new leads match up.

Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow directed the first Point Break, starring Patrick Swayze as Bodhi and Keanu Reeves as Johnny.

Garey Busey played older FBI agent Angelo Pappas, a role taken on by British actor Ray Winstone in the new film.

Point Break is scheduled for UK release on 8 January 2016.