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MGM gearing up to remake Patrick Swayze's Road House with director Rob Cohen

Nov. 25, 2013by: Paul Shirey

First it's a remake of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE and now ROAD HOUSE?? Is nothing sacred?

The ghost of Patrick Swayze is about to do some karate chops to the neck as MGM is prepping a remake of the 1989 classic from director Rowdy Herrington and starring Swayze, Sam Elliot, Ben Gazzara, and Kelly Lynch. Director Rob Cohen (THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS, xXx, DRAGON: THE BRUCE LEE STORY, ALEX CROSS) is being tapped to recreate the bar-cooling badassery that is Dalton (Swayze's character) vs. a group of redneck hooligans in the name of saving the Double Deuce.

Oh, boy, do I smell a bloodless, boobless, mullet-less PG-13 festival? Why yes. Yes, I do. I want to say I'm open-minded and willing to give it a shot and "be nice," but that's just not possible. ROAD HOUSE is a sacred old-school action flick, one of the absolute best, and it doesn't need a remake in any way. Perhaps, John Landis is right, eh?

No word on when this would shoot, although I'd wager to say that most folks would hope for "never."

Extra Tidbit: The moment when you realize both the protagonist (Patrick Swayze) and antagonist (Ben Gazzara) are both dead in real life.
Source: The Wrap

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4:11PM on 11/26/2013

NO!!!

Wouldn't it be easier just to film someone taking a giant dump on Patrick Swayze's grave?

I will be boycotting this one when it gets filmed...SMH
Wouldn't it be easier just to film someone taking a giant dump on Patrick Swayze's grave?

I will be boycotting this one when it gets filmed...SMH
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4:28AM on 11/26/2013

It was his way and his way only

PLEASE NO!
PLEASE NO!
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12:33AM on 11/26/2013
show of hands anyone want this to happen no ya hollywood wtf
show of hands anyone want this to happen no ya hollywood wtf
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12:32AM on 11/26/2013

Not Happy

The movie works for so many reasons: It's time period (80's) soundtrack (Jeff Healey) corny dialogue, and western movie influences. We saw what happened when they tried to make a straight-to-DVD sequel. It was terrible. Leave it alone. This one doesn't need a remake. Especially from Rob Cohen who will probably make Dalton CGI.
The movie works for so many reasons: It's time period (80's) soundtrack (Jeff Healey) corny dialogue, and western movie influences. We saw what happened when they tried to make a straight-to-DVD sequel. It was terrible. Leave it alone. This one doesn't need a remake. Especially from Rob Cohen who will probably make Dalton CGI.
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11:15PM on 11/25/2013
Ah yes, i'm sure Vin Diesel has already sent in audition tape of himself in a wife beater and a mullet toupee.
Ah yes, i'm sure Vin Diesel has already sent in audition tape of himself in a wife beater and a mullet toupee.
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10:49PM on 11/25/2013
C'mon guys, I want you to be nice...until it's time to not be nice. ;)

While it is not exactly a classic, it's a well liked action film and not one that needs to be redone.
C'mon guys, I want you to be nice...until it's time to not be nice. ;)

While it is not exactly a classic, it's a well liked action film and not one that needs to be redone.
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9:41PM on 11/25/2013

Road House is a product of its time;

... let it stay there and be regarded as such.
... let it stay there and be regarded as such.
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9:39PM on 11/25/2013
No Swayze, no Roadhouse. Period.
No Swayze, no Roadhouse. Period.
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7:27PM on 11/25/2013
Can we just put Rob Cohen on the stand for Movie Jail already?
Can we just put Rob Cohen on the stand for Movie Jail already?
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6:50PM on 11/25/2013
I wish the spirit of Mr. Swayze would come back and haunt the sh*t out of those execs who came up with the remake idea.
I wish the spirit of Mr. Swayze would come back and haunt the sh*t out of those execs who came up with the remake idea.
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6:22PM on 11/25/2013
Someone at MGM needs their throat ripped out.
Someone at MGM needs their throat ripped out.
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5:56PM on 11/25/2013
the shit was garbage and to say movies are sacred is dumb. you can always go back watch the original. stupid
the shit was garbage and to say movies are sacred is dumb. you can always go back watch the original. stupid
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5:27PM on 11/25/2013
How does Rob Cohen still get work?!?! The guy makes turd after turd after turd but still manages to get decent material. He's gotta have some serious dirt or work incredibly well on his knees to not have been banished to direct to dvd or television....Wasn't he attached to the Monster Squad remake? -shudder-
How does Rob Cohen still get work?!?! The guy makes turd after turd after turd but still manages to get decent material. He's gotta have some serious dirt or work incredibly well on his knees to not have been banished to direct to dvd or television....Wasn't he attached to the Monster Squad remake? -shudder-
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5:00PM on 11/25/2013

Please Hollywood

Just stop. I miss a time when I could go to the movies when it wasn't just remakes and sequels.
Just stop. I miss a time when I could go to the movies when it wasn't just remakes and sequels.
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5:59PM on 11/25/2013
and when was that? 70's? 60's? shut up.
and when was that? 70's? 60's? shut up.
4:53PM on 11/25/2013

This is an all-or-nothing proposition

They'd better knock this out of the park or everyone who loved the first movie will rip the remake a new one.

I remember chatting with my mother-in-law - who teaches Tai Chi Chuan - about ROAD HOUSE and how flawless Patrick Swayze's Tai Chi routine was in this movie. Admittedly, the fact that Swayze was shirtless didn't hurt (at least from mom-in-law's perspective!) but the guy clearly knew his martial arts. RIP, Patrick Swayze.
They'd better knock this out of the park or everyone who loved the first movie will rip the remake a new one.

I remember chatting with my mother-in-law - who teaches Tai Chi Chuan - about ROAD HOUSE and how flawless Patrick Swayze's Tai Chi routine was in this movie. Admittedly, the fact that Swayze was shirtless didn't hurt (at least from mom-in-law's perspective!) but the guy clearly knew his martial arts. RIP, Patrick Swayze.
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2:53PM on 11/25/2013
Faggots
Faggots
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4:48PM on 11/25/2013
Your homophobia and terrors about your own sexuality have been noted.
Your homophobia and terrors about your own sexuality have been noted.
2:52PM on 11/25/2013
I wish a pox o'er all the houses of people who make this movie.
I wish a pox o'er all the houses of people who make this movie.
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2:37PM on 11/25/2013
Roadhouse I admit isn't the greatest film in the world but you just dont remake certain movies (well any if I had my way) and this is one...so back off MGM!!!!
Roadhouse I admit isn't the greatest film in the world but you just dont remake certain movies (well any if I had my way) and this is one...so back off MGM!!!!
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2:36PM on 11/25/2013

Not that I'm up for one by any means.

But I just saw this for the first time the other day (synonymous with fuckin' AWESOME btw) and I was like... "Yup. This is definitely getting the reboot treatment pretty soon." I mean it's so badass. Its kind of predictable Hollywood would be doing that.

That movie could easily go the comedy route. But I guess that's just 80s awesomeness for ya.
But I just saw this for the first time the other day (synonymous with fuckin' AWESOME btw) and I was like... "Yup. This is definitely getting the reboot treatment pretty soon." I mean it's so badass. Its kind of predictable Hollywood would be doing that.

That movie could easily go the comedy route. But I guess that's just 80s awesomeness for ya.
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1:10PM on 11/25/2013
"Hey MGM....I thought you'd be....smarter."
"Hey MGM....I thought you'd be....smarter."
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12:44PM on 11/25/2013
Quick someone call The Rock their making another remake that don't need to be made!!!
Quick someone call The Rock their making another remake that don't need to be made!!!
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12:16PM on 11/25/2013
John Dalton disapproves this!
John Dalton disapproves this!
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11:59AM on 11/25/2013

No

This could end up being a great movie and I still won't see it, leave roadhouse alone MGM!
This could end up being a great movie and I still won't see it, leave roadhouse alone MGM!
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11:58AM on 11/25/2013
Road House is a guilty pleasure of mine. It is a cheesy 80s classic. That being said I would have objection to seeing a remake of Road House if it were handled by a director that would not turn it into a bloodless, boobless, teen-friendly PG13 action movie. If it were somebody even willing to make an R-Rated action movie that kept in the spirit of the original but not Rob Cohen. I would be cool with Baltasar Kormákur, 2 Guns was pretty good flick.
Road House is a guilty pleasure of mine. It is a cheesy 80s classic. That being said I would have objection to seeing a remake of Road House if it were handled by a director that would not turn it into a bloodless, boobless, teen-friendly PG13 action movie. If it were somebody even willing to make an R-Rated action movie that kept in the spirit of the original but not Rob Cohen. I would be cool with Baltasar Kormákur, 2 Guns was pretty good flick.
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11:56AM on 11/25/2013
Hollywood has no more original ideas anymore and have completely lost their minds.

What's next, Aninal House?!?!
Hollywood has no more original ideas anymore and have completely lost their minds.

What's next, Aninal House?!?!
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2:38PM on 11/25/2013
John Landis would go on a killing spree.
John Landis would go on a killing spree.