'Road House' Remake Gets 'Fast and Furious' Director Rob Cohen

Patrick Swayze starred in the 1989 cult hit about a tough bouncer with a mysterious past. Michael Stokes is behind the updated screenplay.

MGM moves forward with a Road House remake directed by Rob Cohen
MGM moves forward with a Road House remake directed by Rob Cohen
Continuing their notion that nothing is sacred in Hollywood, MGM is once again reaching back into their vaults for another remake of a cult classic. After successfully destroying RoboCop and Red Dawn with shitty reboots, the studio is now going after the Patrick Swayze camp classic Road House, with The Fast and the Furious and xXx director Rob Cohen stepping into helm this new take on an 80s action staple.

The outrageous nature of the original is what made it so beloved by fans of the genre. And no one can ever replace Patrick Swayze. So, we can only assume that screenwriter Michael Stokes is approaching this as a more straightforward, gritty action thriller. Which might actually work for Road House '15.

The original story follows Dalton, a tough bouncer with a mysterious past who is called upon to tame and protect a dirty Missouri bar. There, he becomes the target of rich town bully Brad Wesley (Ben Gazzara), which leads to one of the more epic 80s showdowns in action movie history. Nothing can ever match it; no mater how hard Hollywood tries to recapture the magic. So why bother?

Rob Cohen last directed the bomb Alex Cross, starring Tyler Perry in his first 'non-Tyler Perry' role. He will next helm the thriller The Boy Next Door, which stars Jennifer Lopez as a recently divorced woman who has an inappropriate relationship with her teenage neighbor that soon goes south (this sounds more appealing than a Road House remake, actually).

Save yourself some time: Just go get the original Road House and watch it instead. It's currently available on Netflix.

Road House was released May 19th, 1989 and stars Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara, Marshall R. Teague, Julie Michaels, Red West, Sunshine Parker. The film is directed by Rowdy Herrington.



Sources: The Wrap

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  1. Writer220

    Alan B a lot of people don't like your articles especially me.

    10 months agoby @writer220Flag

  2. TheDude1

    @brady1138 Its very bad. Especially this Orange guy. Hes been awful for many years now. Sadly over the last year or so MW is falling on my favorite movie websites. Keeping this stooge doesn't help that.

    10 months agoby @thedude1Flag

  3. supermanvenom

    @skywise ah ok i got you

    10 months agoby @supermanvenomFlag

  4. LuxoIII

    @thedude1 Completely agree! Horrible journalism deciding a movie will be bad months before it's even released and treating your opinion like fact! I remember Movieweb asked if they should fire him a couple of years back, why didn't that happen?

    10 months agoby @brady1138Flag

  5. LuxoIII

    *kicks a random person*
    Road House!
    *Roundhouse kicks a bank robber*
    Road House!
    *Kicks the steering wheel to turn a corner*
    Road House!!!

    10 months agoby @brady1138Flag

  6. Mka47

    got a lot of f*cking balls recreating one of crazy Swayze's best!

    10 months agoby @mka47Flag

  7. CelluloidDreams

    ROFL!!! I guess the rent is due!?!?.

    10 months agoby @2movieguysFlag

  8. skywise

    @supermanvenom That's what I was essentially trying to say. Movies like Last House on the Left make for good remakes because the original was so cheap and unpolished. It actually benefited from a remake. Other movies (Poltergeist, Roadhouse) are fine the way they are.

    10 months agoby @skywiseFlag

  9. supermanvenom

    Hollywood really needs new ideas. This will be another sh*t remake with some dumbass as the main guy.

    10 months agoby @supermanvenomFlag

  10. supermanvenom

    @skywise Wth lol. Roadhouse is a awesome movie and should never be remade.

    10 months agoby @supermanvenomFlag

  11. skywise

    Roadhouse was a good movie but it doesn't seem a like a good candidate for a remake IMO. There ARE movies that deserve a good retelling but this is not one of them.

    10 months agoby @skywiseFlag

  12. Bane5000

    Sheesh why dont they just remake every Swayze classic...Next will be Point Break after that Ghost, Hollywood might as well keep going to imitate and ruin his past work. SMH

    10 months agoby @bane5000Flag

  13. TheDude1

    B. Alan Orange is an idiot. "After successfully destroying RoboCop"??? Really? This is fair reporting? You haven't even seen the movie you stooge.

    10 months agoby @thedude1Flag

  14. SpideR-OnE

    Road House was badass so hell no, they go easy way and take another movie that dont need to be make in new way :/ (just see cooler in front of vip club od techno, rave, or other club where justin bieber do the concert ) remake other 80's 90's movies that have potential and just be ruined by poor acting, scenario, or technique. DON'T TOUCH CLASSIC !!!

    10 months agoby @spider-oneFlag

  15. The_Crow2k

    Another remake...another fail.

    10 months agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  16. Titanictom

    Just Say NO!!!!! Don't Remake This Or Dirty Dancing Or Ghost.....Hollywood Didn't Learn From Red Dawn Remake Being a Flop!!!!!!!!

    10 months agoby @titanictomFlag

  17. skywise

    Ah hell

    10 months agoby @skywiseFlag