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MGM Remaking Patrick Swayze's Road House with Rob Cohen

Source:   TheWrap
November 23, 2013


Just when you thought we were safely done with all the crazy remakes, word comes from TheWrap that nope, there's still more on the way.

The latest from the revived MGM is that they're remaking the 1989 Patrick Swayze and Kelly Lynch movie Road House with director Rob Cohen (XXX, The Fast and the Furious) at the helm. MGM already has a script in hand from Michael Stokes, who also wrote and developed the action movie Crash Bandits with Cohen, and Matt Dines will be producing the remake as MGM continues to try to revive some of its more well known library titles. (Carrie was released in October with a Poltergeist remake in production.)

In the original film, produced by Joel Silver, Swayze played a bouncer hired to tame a rowdy bar in Missouri called "The Double Deuce." Besides co-starring Lynch, it also starred Sam Elliott and Ben Gazzara.

Although the original movie only grossed around $30 million at the box office, it went on to build a fairly large cult following thanks to cable and home video and it's probably one of the late Patrick Swayze's best known films after Dirty Dancing, Ghost and Point Break.

Cohen is currently working on the Blumhouse thriller The Boy Next Door, starring Jennifer Lopez, following an unsuccessful attempt to revive James Patterson's Alex Cross with Tyler Perry in the lead role. Other films of Cohen's include The Skulls, Daylight and the third installment of "The Mummy" franchise.


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