The greatest film of all time is getting a reboot, with one of the biggest stars of today attached to star.
Jake Gyllenhaal will star as a UFC fighter "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," reads the Amazon logline.
'No Time To Die' and 'Many Saints Of Newark' star Billy Magnussen has also been named as the second male lead, which would indicate he's the villain of the piece, with 'The White Lotus' star Lukas Gage and 'The Suicide Squad' actress Daniela Melchior also in the cast list.
"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, who directed the first film in the 'Bourne' series as well as the 2014 hit 'Edge of Tomorrow' starring Tom Cruise.
Action movie super producer Joel Silver will produce the film, and with Silver boasting the likes of 'The Matrix', 'Speed', 'Die Hard' and the original 'Road House' under his belt, the reboot is in good hands.
“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 script will be written by Anthony Bagarozzi who co-wrote the hilarious Ryan Gosling/ Russell Crowe film 'The Nice Guys' in 2016.
'Road House' will begin filming in the Dominican Republic next month, with the film set to premiere on Prime Video, with a 2023 release date looking likely.
A 'Road House' remake has been high on Hollywood's wishlist in recent years, with a remake starring Ronda Rousey coming closest to fruition, but with MGM roaring back into life off the back of films like 'Licorice Pizza' and 'House Of Gucci' it makes sense the famous studio would want to reboot one of their most famous films.
The original 'Road House' was released in 1989 and served as the late, great Patrick Swayze's follow-up to 'Dirty Dancing', and while the film wasn't quite the box office sensation like 'Dirty Dancing', the film became a sensation thanks to repeated airings on TV and strong VHS sales.