'The Fast and the Furious' Director Lines Up 'Road House' Remake

November 25, 2013
Source: The Wrap

Road House

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.

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  • Al Apone
    This has starring Jason Statham all over it, which could be fun, if they make it ultra violent and not some PG 13 shit.
  • Such heroic nonsense
    Some movies just dont need to be remade, and this is one of them! Arent you tired of remake's, Hollywood?!?!
  • So funny. 'Ah polar bear fell on meee'. Monster trucks too.
  • Charlie Hard
    Is this is a late April Fools joke because it's not funny Hollywood...Rob Cohen, Road House Remake. Oh dear god...and the writer of Babar. This is a disaster in the making. What are you going to tell me next John Moore and Skip Woods is going to remake Ghost!?
  • Dingo
    This makes me want to punch the first kitten I see in the face
  • cobrazombie
    OK, it's time to not be nice...
  • wobbles9094
    Some movies should not be remade. Leave it alone.
  • d1winston
    It's throat ripping time, again.
  • d1winston
    Pain Don't Hurt at the roadhousebibledotcom
  • d1winston
    the roadhousebibledotcom used to f*@#k remakes like this in prison




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