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Fans are not too excited about the possibility of Gerard Butler having a prominent role in the Point Break remake.

The negative response comes on the heels of sources telling The Hollywood Reporter that the Scottish actor is in "final negotiations" to star in an adaptation of the 1991 classic surf film.

The original movie, directed by Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow, tells the story of an FBI agent (Keanu Reeves) who goes undercover to try to catch a gang of bank robber-surfers, led by Patrick Swayze.

The remake, which is slated for release in 2015 and will be directed by Ericson Core, keeps the same theme of an FBI agent trying to infiltrate a crime ring, however this version takes place in the world of extreme sports.

Butler is expected to take the part of Bodhi—Swayze's character in the original film. The new Bodhi, according to THR, is "an expert extreme-sports athlete who seeks nirvana through the conquest of a series of athletic feats such as surfing 100-foot waves." The role of the undercover FBI agent has not been cast yet.

The news of Butler as Bodhi in the cult classic generated lots of excitement on Twitter, but not much positive reaction.

"And, if you insist on remaking Point Break, at least have the DECENCY to cast Matthew McConaughey as Bodhi. Gerard Butler is an insult," one user tweeted.

"Bad: Point Break remake. Worse: Gerard Butler as Bodhi," another added.

"If I had even a speck of interest in seeing a POINT BREAK remake to begin with, casting Gerard Butler completely obliterated it," a fan of the original wrote.

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