Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time!
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Cover
Does Star Wars Have A Brain Trust?
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Unbroken Trailer Sprints In
The true story has a fresh promo
Roger Allam & More Join Mr. Holmes
The aged Sherlock story fills its cast
Emmy Nominations 2014 Announced
Some good choices, some baffling...
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
09 February 2014
Rob Cohen Takes Risk
A heist film, not the game adaptation
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Alex Cross (2012)
Empire Star Rating
The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor (2008)
Empire Star Rating
Stealth
Empire Star Rating
xXx
Empire Star Rating
The Fast And The Furious
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Rob Cohen Reopens Road House
He's on for a remake

24 November 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Road House

With one Patrick Swayze hit headed for the small screen (Ghost), it would seem studios have been bitten by the remake bug for another of his successful films. And this one might be more controversial: MGM has dug into the archives and emerged with Road House, handing the task of crafting a new version to Rob Cohen.

Michael Stokes has written the current draft of the script, which will give a vague update to the 1989 story. In case you’re unaware, Road House was set at The Double Deuce, a sleazy music bar in the small town of Jasper, Missouri, “the kind of place where they sweep up the eyeballs after closing”. The owner, tired of his joint being wrecked by muscle-bound “power drinkers” and provocative bimbos, hires the best bouncer in the business (Swayze) to cool things down. Famously, he starts off charming but doesn't hesitate to take extreme throat-ripping measures when pushed to his limit.

So Cohen, whose past work includes The Fast And The Furious, The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor and, most recently, Alex Cross, is now the man charged with finding someone who can channel Swayze’s charisma while bringing something new to the story. We’re not sure his hiring will be greeted with universal acclaim, but it’s still early days.

Cohen is currently at work on a Jason Blum production, The Boy Next Door, directing Jennifer Lopez in the tale of a woman whose affair with a teenaged neighbour goes badly wrong.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Sherlock Series 3 Trailer
He lives! But you knew that, right?
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Film Studies 101: Ten Movie Formats That Shook The World
The pre-digital innovations that formed modern cinema

Exodus: Gods And Kings: Ridley Scott's Trailer Breakdown
The director talks us through his enormous Biblical epic

Jay Baruchel Talks How To Train Your Dragon 2
From The Human Centipede to the origin of 'Useless reptile'

Spotify Playlist: Now That's What I Call... Richard Linklater!
The Boyhood director has a soundtrack for life

Empire At EIFF 2014: Elijah Wood Q&A
See highlights of our Edinburgh chat with the actor

The Empire Podcast #118: Keira Knightley And Dean DeBlois Interviews
The Begin Again star and How To Train Your Dragon 2 director pop in for a chat

Watch: Industrial Light & Magic's Greatest Hits
From Star Wars to Transformers, we run through some of the best individual moments from the special effects masters

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £18!
Special 25th anniversary offer for one month only! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)