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