Tom Cruise and Keanu Reeves move away from two film projects

Friday, December 27th, 2013. Filed under: Entertainment Film Hollywood Stars
Tom Cruise won't take part in a new version of "The Magnificent Seven". ©AFP PHOTO / ANDREW COWIE

Tom Cruise won’t take part in a new version of “The Magnificent Seven”.

(Relaxnews) – The two Hollywood superstars have stepped back from the remakes of “The Magnificent Seven” and “Point Break.”

According to, Cruise is no longer attached to the project that was designed to remake the classic Western, a project he had been involved with since May 2012. However, MGM is still planning on producing a more modern version of “The Magnificent Seven,” released in 1960.

The Hollywood studio has asked John Lee Hancock to work on a new script. Hancock directed Sandra Bullock in “The Blind Side,” for which she received an Academy Award. The director most recently worked on “Saving Mr. Banks,” currently in US theaters.

Keanu Reeves, meanwhile, has detached himself from a newer version of “Point Break,” the 1991 film that contributed to his international fame.

In an interview with the BBC, the star wished the new “Point Break” production well, even though he confirmed that he would not be participating in it. Reeves currently stars in “47 Ronin.”

The new “Point Break” project is set to follow the original script with an embedded FBI agent in a gang of bank robbers who are fans of extreme sports.


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