Jake Gyllenhaal And Director Doug Liman May Team Up For Road House Remake

Jake Gyllenhaal, Doug Liman

by James White |
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After rooting through its archives for potential titles to remake back in 2013, MGM has spent the last few years trying to bring a new version of Road House to the screen. There has been little news to report on that front for a while now, but real movement arrives with word that Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to star and Doug Liman may direct.

The original 1989 Road House starred Patrick Swayze and 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.

There are no details on whether this will be a direct remake or if it'll shift the situation to the present day and make changes. Nor do we know yet if Gyllenhaal will take the Dalton role or some other tough guy. We'll next see him appear in Michael Bay's Ambulance, which arrives on 18 February.

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