Like it or not, the Road House reimagining is happening. I just want to make sure we get a good throat rip or two out of it.
A reimagining of the iconic 1989 MGM movie of the same name starring the late, great Patrick Swayze, the Prime Video iteration will star Jake Gyllenhaal (The Guilty, Nightcrawler, Brokeback Mountain) as well as Gbemisola Ikumelo (A League of Their Own), Daniela Melchior (The Suicide Squad), Billy Magnussen (No Time to Die), Lukas Gage (The White Lotus), Hannah Love Lanier (A Black Lady Sketch Show), Travis Van Winkle (You), B.K. Cannon (Why Women Kill), Arturo Castro (Broad City), Dominique Columbus (Ray Donovan), Beau Knapp (Seven Seconds), and Bob Menery.
Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith) is set to direct from a script written by Anthony Bagarozzi (The Nice Guys) & Charles Mondry. Joel Silver (The Matrix, Die Hard) is producing for his company, Silver Pictures. JJ Hook, Alison Winter, and Aaron Auch will serve as executive producers.
The new take follows a former UFC fighter (Gyllenhaal) who takes a job as a bouncer at a rough-and-tumble roadhouse in the Florida Keys, but soon discovers that not everything is what it seems in this tropical paradise.
“Road House is a homerun for us. Not only is it a nod to fans of the original, but it is also a big, fun, broad audience movie,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Joel, Doug, and this great cast led by Jake Gyllenhaal, and for them to come together to reimagine the classic MGM film as an action-packed adventure for our global audience.”
“I’m thrilled to put my own spin on the beloved Road House legacy. And I can’t wait to show audiences what Jake and I are going to do with this iconic role,” said director Doug Liman.
“The original Road House has a special place in my heart and I am so excited to bring this newly imagined version to audiences around the world. Doug and I have each made some big, boisterous action movies and are ready to bring everything we have to this one,” said producer Joel Silver.
The Amazon Original Movie is set to go into production in the Dominican Republic this month.