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Road House 3 or Reboot: When Will IT Come?

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David Mudd

Due to the ongoing craze for reboots, remakes, and reimaginings that has swept Hollywood, studios are beginning to make some baffling decisions regarding which old classics will be resurrected for new theatrical releases.

To make matters even more confounding, several of the most intriguing cinematic revisits mentioned revolve around prospective new takes on (or sequels to) 1980s hits like “Labyrinth,” “The Great Outdoors,” and “Highlander,” according to ET Canada. As of today, it appears that you can add another legendary 1980s film to that list, as Deadline reports that a remake of Patrick Swayze’s deliciously sleazy actioner “Road House” is already in the works.

The original film, which was released in 1989, was a minor box-office success for Swayze and his co-stars (per Box Office Mojo). In the years after its premiere, however, “Road House” has come to be regarded as a classic of the era, with fans of all ages continuing to delight in its absurdist B-movie charms, and studio executives no doubt hoping to cash in on the film’s ongoing appeal.

A few delicious nuggets regarding the “Road House” relaunch are being dangled in front of the public at the moment, but there isn’t much information available about it at this time. Listed below is all we know so far about the upcoming “Road House” reboot.

Road House 3 or Reboot Release Date

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In fact, as highlighted in the Deadline article, this is not the first time MGM has attempted to reimagine “Road House” for contemporary audiences. As a matter of fact, the studio had been considering a gender-swapped version of the film as a vehicle for Olympic gold medalist, mixed martial arts champion, and professional wrestler Ronda Rousey a few years ago.

That version of the picture, on the other hand, never really came to fruition, and the present edition appears to be a more conventional recreation of the classic. Despite the fact that the film is still a long way from being ready for the big screen, it appears like MGM is eager to get the project off the ground. It has gotten to the point where they are meeting with screenwriters to polish a screenplay that was previously written by Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry.

They’re also apparently looking to hire a big-name director for the “Road House” revival, with Doug Liman, the director of “The Bourne Identity” and “Edge of Tomorrow,” reportedly interested in taking on the role of director. It’s anyone’s guess when the “Road House” reboot will really shoot, let alone when it will be released, because the film’s shooting script is still in the works and its behind-the-scenes personnel is still in the early stages of development. You can be guaranteed that we’ll notify you as soon as a release date has been announced in writing.

Deadline reports that a huge talent is being courted to play the lead role in the “Road House” reboot, which comes as producers try to secure a major name for the film’s director’s chair. That celebrity is none other than Jake Gyllenhaal, who has gone from being a kid star to becoming one of the most respected performers in the industry throughout the course of his now decades-long career. In order to accomplish this, he has continued to mix roles in critically acclaimed low-budget films (“Donnie Darko,” “Wildlife”) with roles in major studio films (“Spider-Man: Far From Home”), and it is safe to say that his fans would welcome him to appear in a slightly off-brand project such as “Road House.”

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Gyllenhaal, on the other hand, is one of the busiest actors working in Hollywood right now, and with 12 films currently listed on his IMDb page as either in “pre-production” or “announced,” one has to wonder if he’ll be able to fit “Road House” into his already jam-packed schedule. Gyllenhaal’s IMDb page currently lists 12 films as either in “pre-production” or “announced,” so As mentioned on IMDb, it may not make a difference in the end because his involvement in the film is still largely a rumour at this point. In any case, we’ll be sure to update this page as soon as Gyllenhaal’s, or any other actor’s, participation in “Road House” is officially announced.

Road House 3 or Reboot Cast

Those of you who didn’t grow up in the 1980s and have somehow avoided watching “Road House” on television in the three decades after it was released may be wondering what all the fuss is about with this film.

That question was answered by Patrick Swayze in the original film, who starred as Dalton, an enigmatic, tough-as-nails big city “cooler” (which is just a fancy term for a bouncer) who is lured to a small town in Missouri to clean up a particularly rowdy roadside watering hole (which is just a fancy term for a bar).

Once in town, Dalton discovers that the work is more difficult than he anticipated since a malevolent local tycoon who controls the majority of the town’s commercial dealings (Ben Gazzara) is dissatisfied with the way he conducts himself. In the ensuing chaos, Dalton and his new brawling barroom companions are pitted against a veritable who’s who of small-time hoods in order to keep their hopes of achieving booze-house stardom afloat.

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Yes, the film is frequently every bit as ridiculous as the synopsis suggests. Swayze and everyone else involved (particularly the rarely better Sam Elliott) give it such evident affection and steadfast commitment that it’s nearly impossible not to be swept away by its charms. However, it remains to be seen how much of the original plot will be included in the reboot, but if it keeps loyal to the original concept, the new “Road House” film will likely prove to be every bit as entertaining as the original.

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