Earlier in the year MGM announced plans to remake their own classic film, Road House, and now The Wrap reports that a director has been found.
The original 1989 film starred the late Patrick Swayze as Dalton, a bouncer brought in to clean up a rough bar, and the film was awesome. Rowdy Herrington directed the original film, which was produced by Joel Silver. Kelly Lynch co-starred alongside Sam Elliott and Ben Gazzara.
Now it has been announced that Fast and Furious director Rob Cohen will take on the remake. No stranger to action films, Cohen has also directed films such as Daylight, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Stealth, xXx and the unforgettable Alex Cross. Cohen is currently working on Blumhouse’s thriller “The Boy Next Door,” which finds Jennifer Lopez having an affair with her teenage neighbour.
Michael Stokes wrote the script for the “Road House” remake. He also wrote Millennium Films’ action movie “Crash Bandits,” which is another project that Cohen has been developing as a director.
Matt Dines is expected oversee the “Road House” remake for MGM, which has been keen to exploit its library titles in recent years.