MGM has recently announced that they will be developing a remake of the 1989 Patrick Swayze-led film Road House, it will have a familiar face playing the leading role.
The Deadline reported that filmmaker Doug Liman, who produced The Bourne Identity is gravitating towards being the director of this new remake. The original version was directed by Rowdy Herrington.
It’s been over 30 years since the classic action theatrical movie was released, so many people are wondering who is going to play Dalton? A bouncer hired to clean up one of the rowdiest, loudest bars in Missouri, The Double Deuce.
Dalton will be put to the test when he has to protect his town from a corrupt businessman. Patrick Swayze did a phenomenal job as the character. It will forever be remembered as one of his best performances.
MGM says they think they know who they’re going pick to play his part. As of now, it’s looking like Oscar-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal is currently in negotiations to get the leading role.
In the past Jake’s starred in big blockbuster movies like October Sky, Donnie Darko, The Day After Tomorrow, Brokeback Mountain, Jarhead, Zodiac, Brothers, Prince of Persia, Nightcrawler, Everest, Southpaw, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and others.
MGM said that they will be making it a high priority and are searching for scribes to rewrite the previous draft that was co-written by Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry.
As far as who will be playing the other characters in the movie, that is still kept a secret. To reminisce on the original Road House movie, go ahead and watch the 1989 movie trailer below.