I’ll just go ahead and say it, it will never be another Patrick Swayze.
The popular actor died in 2009 at the age of 57 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Of course, to this day, he is still loved for his roles in iconic films Ghost, Dirty Dancing, The Outsiders, Point Breakand the ones we’re talking about today street house.
It has just been announced that a remake of the 1989 film is due to start filming next month and be released exclusively on Prime Video. In it, Jake Gyllenhaal will reprise Swayze’s role as Dalton, the former UFC fighter-turned-bar bouncer on Florida Keys.
The original from 1989 street house Film starred the late, great, aforementioned Patrick Swayze, along with co-starring Sam Elliott.
In fact, Swayze and Gyllenhaal have both starred in a film before Donnie Darko in 2001, but people on Twitter still didn’t get it with this new announcement.
Director Doug Liman will use a script by The nice boys Writers Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry for the street house remake and says he’ll put his own spin on the cult favorite:
“I’m thrilled to put my own spin on the beloved ‘Road House’ legacy. And I can’t wait to show the audience what Jake and I will do with this iconic role.”
Yeah, good luck telling that to people on the internet…
I love you Jake, but you’re not crazy like Swayze, sorry
— ByteMapper (@bytemappermusic) August 2, 2022
Unlike pain… it hurts! please don’t do it
— Brad McCloskey (@bpmccloskey) August 2, 2022
I do not like that
— Chris Brown (@CBrownATL) August 2, 2022
FFS… is nothing from my childhood sacred in the hands of a Hollywood with no original ideas in the tank?
Spoilers: the answer is NO.
— You, Ol’ Boozeroony (@vector_lab76) August 2, 2022
A film like the original could no longer be made today, especially by Amazon 👎
— Michael (@Mikehb1989) August 2, 2022
Roadhouse’s redesign is ruthless…
— Kristen “Plastic from the Sofa” B (@Kristenb23) August 2, 2022
You gotta give the Patrick Swayze classics the fuck alone. They’ve already done this debacle remake of his legendary “Point Break,” now these idiots are doing Road House smh and leaving “Ghost” alone too.
— Slevin Kelevra (@Lorne_Malvo718) August 2, 2022
a casting embarrassment
— I can’t believe it’s not peat butter (@jessicapancakes) August 2, 2022
— Medley (@heymedley) August 2, 2022
But how, this might still work…
Great. Bring Sam Elliot back unchanged.
— Will, general enthusiast (@UncleShouty) August 2, 2022
The film is slated to start filming in the Dominican Republic later this month and will also star Billy Magnussen, suicide squad The main actors are Daniela Melchior, Gbemisola Ikumelo and Lukas Gage.
Hannah Love Lanier, Travis Van Winkle, BK Cannon, Arturo Castro, Dominique Columbus, Beau Knapp and Bob Menery will also join the cast.
But honestly, how can they really ever recreate that?
https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2022/08/02/jake-gyllenhaal-set-to-reprise-patrick-swayzes-role-in-amazon-remake-of-road-house-and-fans-on-twitter-arent-loving-it/ Jake Gyllenhaal Set To Reprise Patrick Swayze’s Role In Amazon Remake Of ‘Road House,’ And Fans On Twitter Aren’t Loving It