'The Fast and the Furious' Director Lines Up 'Road House' Remake
Yes, there's a remake of the 80s favorite Road House on the way, and Patrick Swayze is probably roundhouse kicking in his grave. The Wrap reports that MGM is remaking the film which followed Swayze as a tough bar bouncer with a mysterious past who spruces up a gross bar in Missouri and also falls for a local bar patron (Kelly Lynch). It's not clear how this remake will handle the story, but Joel Silver will produce the film and now The Fast and the Furious and xXx director Rob Cohen has been hired to helm the remake, so this likely won't be a small film. The real test will be who can fill Swayze's bad ass shoes.
Michael Stokes is writing the film, and since he's done everything from children's programming like "Babar" to lesser known films like Exit Speed, we're not sure what to expect. Though with someone like Cohen on board, we're probably not looking at anything special. As for the original film, it's held in high regard for being pure 80s, but it wasn't necessarily a groundbreaking piece of storytelling, so the remake doesn't necessarily have to be mind-blowing either. But still, the film does have a legacy, and "Family Guy" Peter Griffin's tribute to Road House does give a remake a run for its money.