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Chris Kattan and Matthew Knight (of The Good Witch movies) star in this seasonal family comedy about three children who turn from Christmas shoppers into crime stoppers. After moving to a new city in Canada, the kids head straight to the shopping mall - where they run into a group of no-good imposters. Patrick Swayze, Carmen Electra and Tim Curry join the fun and games. »
The 1989 film featured Swayze as a bouncer with a shady past who's hired to work at a Missouri watering hole, where he soon runs into trouble with the locals. The remake already has a script (written by Michael Stokes) and the project just hired veteran action director Rob Cohen.
Cohen helmed the first "Fast and the Furious" movie, as well as "XXX" and last year's Tyler Perry box-office bomb "Alex Cross." So he's had a mixed bag, success-wise. Maybe "Road House" is his ticket to redemption?
Cohen's currently shooting "The Boy Next Door," starring Jennifer Lopez as "a psychotic Milf," per The Hollywood Reporter. Expect "Road House" up next on the director's docket once that project wraps.
[via: The Wrap, h/t Vulture] »
- Katie Roberts
Fast and Furious director Rob Cohen is set to direct a remake of Patrick Swayze's 1989 film Road House. Why? I don't know! I don't want to see a remake of Road House. Hell, I didn't really like the original film anyway.
The original film followed a tough bouncer with a mysterious past who was hired to tame a dirty bar in Missouri.
Cohen most recently directed the terrible film Alex Cross, and he’s currently directing the thriller The Boy Next Door, which stars Jennifer Lopez as a woman having an affair with her teenage neighbor.
This just seems like a pointless remake that I don't see making very much money when all is said and done. Via: The Wrap »
- Joey Paur
Road House is a movie with a level of cult popularity that I'll never understand. And now, as we reported this morning, MGM and director Rob Cohen want to remake it. Whether they're into the original's cheesy charm or not, it's likely that they'll aim for a more mainstream appeal rather than another version that will go down in history as an ironically enjoyed, so bad it's good kind of niche guilty pleasure. But if there is one thing to really love about the 1989 movie, besides the fact that it's directed by a guy appropriately named Rowdy (Herrington), it's Patrick Swayze. The movie and the star are sort of synonymously aligned. So who could possibly fill those boots in the redo? As was said earlier today, Vin Diesel seems like the obvious choice...
- Christopher Campbell
The 1989 original starred Patrick Swayze as a bouncer at a bar in Missouri. Rowdy Harrington directed the cult classic, which also featured Kelly Lynch, Ben Gazzara, and a particularly memorable Sam Elliott as the ever-quotable mentor Wade Garrett. Despite mixed reviews, Road House went on to gross more than $30 million domestically.
- Lindsey Bahr
The late 80s and early 90s were a golden age of ridiculous action movies that were so cheesy and bad, to look at them with modern eyes makes one wonder just what was going through everyone involved’s heads when they made them. For whatever reason the world was hungry for action during that period though, and the more faux badass the hero was and the more unbelievable the violence was, the better. Perhaps the ultimate example of late 80s, early 90s action cheese was director Rowdy Herrington’s (yep, real name) 1989 Patrick Swayze-starrer, Road House. It had everything that a so-bad-it’s-good action movie needed to be a success at the time: macho posturing, homoerotic fight sequences, random female nudity, throats getting ripped out, you name it. Despite the fact that Road House wasn’t really good enough to be remembered because of actual merit, years of ironic viewings on college campuses and late night »
- Nathan Adams
According to The Wrap, The Fast and the Furious director Rob Cohen is set to remake the 80s cult classic Road House, which starred Patrick Swayze as a tough-as-nails bouncer hired to protect a Missouri bar called the Double Deuce from a corrupt businessman.
Cohen - whose other credits include Daylight, xXx, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and Alex Cross - will direct the Road House remake from a script by Michael Stokes, who has also penned Crash Bandits, another project to which Cohen is attached.
Released in 1989, Road House was directed by Rowdy Herrington and saw Swayze joined in the cast by Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott and Ben Gazzara. The film grossed over $30 million from a $15 million budget, and also spawned an off-Broadway musical adaptation as well as the forgettable direct-to-video sequel Road House 2: Last Call in 2006. »
- Gary Collinson
I guess we’re just trying to replay the 1980s all over again. So far we’ve had a remake of RoboCop, the remake of Red Dawn, plans for another Terminator, and now a remake of the quintessential 1980s kick-ass film Road House. Though we’ve been hearing about this one for a while, the project now has a director in Rob Cohen, the man behind such contemporary action classics as The Fast and the Furious and xXx.
Road House is one of those films that looked dated by 1991. Made in 1989, it starred Patrick Swayze (alongside his mullet) as bouncer James Dalton, who rides into a Missouri town to clean up a violent bar. He strikes up a romance with sexy doctor Kelly Lynch, hangs out with bouncer buddy Sam Elliott, and does badass battle with villain Ben Gazzara. It’s a Western for the 1980s, featuring some good music and lots of kicking. »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
I wasn't expecting much from Homefront, which may be due to the tired, half-assed way these churn-and-burn actioners are made today, or because the plot seemed to be yet another Straw Dogs-esque rip-off. However, it actually works as a gnarly little red-neck thriller with your standard level of Jason Statham bad-assery as he faces off against James Franco as a low level meth dealer who announces himself saying, "My name is Gator Bodine!" It's an introduction nearly worth the price of admission alone. Written by Sylvester Stallone, based on the novel by Chuck Logan, Statham plays ex-dea agent Phil Broker who's moved to a small, unnamed Louisiana town with his ten-year-old daughter (Izabela Vidovic) in hopes of settling down peacefully. As the movie gods would have it, there's some shady business going on in town, all of which goes against Broker's ethical code not to mention the town seems »
- Brad Brevet
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, »
- Ethan Anderton
I have to admit, I have a really big soft spot for Patrick Swayze’s 1989 flick “Road House”. I mean, the dude ripped some guy’s throat out with his bare hands! Whoa! Nowadays, you’d never be able to see something like “Road House” on the big screen. Looks like MGM wants to change all that. As they are wont to do, the folks at MGM have tapped yet another movie from their library for the remake bock — this time director Rowdy Herrington’s “Road Houses”. (I mean, the guy’s name is Rowdy, and the movie is about a kung fu fightin’ bouncer with a mullet. How can that not be a no-brainer?) The Wrap says the remakingest studio of them all have tapped “Fast and Furious” director Rob Cohen to direct the remake. The original starred Swayze was Dalton, a mysterious bouncer who, ahem, bounces from town to town, »
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Lindsay Anderson brought to bear on his adaptation of David Storey's first novel, all the poetic-realist instincts he had been honing for the previous decade as a documentarian in the Humphrey Jennings mould. (Anderson had won the 1953 best doc Oscar for Thursday's Children.) Filmed partly in Halifax and Leeds, but mainly in and around Wakefield Trinity Rugby League Club, one of its incidental attractions is its record of a northern, working-class sports culture that would change out of all recognition over the next couple of decades.
The story of Frank Machin, a miner who becomes a star on the rugby field, »
Fast & Furious 7: Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson and Vin Diesel look very intimidating in a new behind-the-scenes photo shared by Diesel from the set of Fast & Furious 7. Diesel appears much more relaxed in another image with director James Wan. The movie roars into theaters on July 11, 2014. [Coming Soon] Road House: Rob Cohen, who got the Fast & Furious franchise off the ground by directing the first installment, and then worked with Vin Diesel on the action epic xXx, will now apply his skills to remaking 1989's Road House. The original starred Patrick Swayze as an expert bouncer, a "cooler," brought in from New York City to tame a very rowdy bar in Missouri. Sounds like a natural-born role for Vin Diesel, doesn't it? [The Wrap] Alice in...
- Peter Martin
The Hollywood remake machine trundles on, and the latest classic movie in it's sights is one that will no doubt stoke the ire of many a movie fan (myself included). 1989's Road House, which had Patrick Swayze in the iconic role as James Dalton, the bad ass bouncer of a small town dive bar, has being picked up by MGM, with Rob Cohen (the first The Fast and The Furious, xXx, Daylight) attached to direct. Michael Stokes, whose previous script Crash Bandits is also in development with Cohen, will be providing the script. Now, I wouldn't call Road House one of the cinematic greats, but it is a fantastically cheesy and infinitely entertaining movie, and I'm hoping against hope that this remake will do it justice. via The Wrap »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
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 »
- Paul Shirey
Road House is to be remade, it has been announced.
MGM have reportedly hired Rob Cohen to direct a new version of the 1989 action movie.
Michael Stoke has written the script for the remake, according to The Wrap.
Road House grossed over $30 million at the Us box office, and has since gone on to land a cult following.
Cohen is known for launching the Fast & Furious franchise, while he has also directed xXx and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.
Watch the trailer for the original Road House below: »
As our Patrick Swayze-loving founder Paul Heath bangs his fists on the desk, Thn Towers is shaken to the core! With recent news of a television series based on Ghost in the works as well as a reboot of Kathryn Bigelow’s undercover classic Point Break, this one is sure to hit him hardest…
Yes, MGM is planning to remake the 1989 actioner Road House, which saw the smooth Swayze as a marital-arts skilled bouncer (with a mysterious past), who’s hired by the manager of run down club in Missouri – Double Deuce - to clean up its clientele. However, he faces a rough ride as the local mobster likes the corrupt town that he runs just the way it is. The film co-starred the great Sam Elliot, a peachy-arsed Kelly Lynch and of couse, the late Ben Gazzara.
The Fast & The Furious and xXx director Rob Cohen will helm »
- Craig Hunter
News Simon Brew 25 Nov 2013 - 06:43
MGM is set to continue its plan to remake some of its popular 80s and 90s movies, and this time, the fickle finger of film fate has landed at the door of a much-loved Patrick Swayze movie. That movie is Road House.
The film saw the late Swayze starring opposite Kelly Lynch, with the former playing a bouncer in a bar that... well, let's just say it's the kind of bar where bouncers come in useful.
The remake already has a writer in place, with Michael Stokes having penning a screenplay for the new Road House. And Rob Cohen, the director of the original xXx and The Fast And The Furious movies is set to helm it.
There's no timescale for the film that we know of, but if there's a script and director already locked down, »
While we refuse to believe the movie industry is fresh out of new ideas, Hollywood sure doesn’t make it easy with all the remakes running around. Add Road House to the list though, since the Wrap reports that MGM just hired director Rob Cohen to take on the story about a “tough but soft spoken bouncer who takes a job in a small town Missouri bar.”For this one, the studio had to go all the way back in their library to 1989, a time when life was simpler, the world was kinder, and Patrick Swayze could get a tough actor rep just by getting into a couple of bar fights and letting those curly locks break all the hearts. Or they saw it on Netflix. The Hollywood Reports points out that Cohen’s canon includes The Fast & The Furious original and, most recently, that Alex Cross stinker, so don »
- Delia Paunescu
While the Fast & Furious franchise is currently on its seventh installment and fourth director, the series was first kicked into gear with 2001's The Fast and the Furious as a street racing film from director Rob Cohen. He went on to direct the over-the-top actioner xXx and last year’s James Patterson adaptation Alex Cross, but now he has his sights set on a remake of a 1980s favorite. The Wrap reports that Cohen will helm a redo of the 1989 Patrick Swayze pic Road House for MGM. The original film revolved around a charming bouncer with a mysterious past who is hired to tame a rather dingy dive bar. Michael Stokes wrote the script for the remake. Hit the jump to relive Patrick Swayze badassery by way of the trailer for the original Road House, and start dream-casting actors suitable to fill Swayze’s shoes in the comments section. »
- Adam Chitwood
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