Scottish actor Gerard Butler is reportedly in final negotiations for the lead role in Ericson Core's new take on the 90s surf film Point Break.

The 300 star is in talks to play Bodhi, the adrenaline-junkie by day and crime ring leader by night, who was originally played by Patrick Swayze in the cult classic.

The new movie be penned by Kurt Wimmer, the screenwriter who worked on the 2012 Total Recall remake.

If Butler lands the role, it won't be the first time he dons a wetsuit for a surfing movie, he rode the waves in 2012 drama Chasing Mavericks.

The original 1991 film was directed by Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow and also starred Keanu Reeves.