Road House remake? Pain don't hurt but this idea does
Patrick Swayze! If only you alive you could put a stop to this madness: Hollywood is planning a remake of Road House. I don't know if I can handle the nonstop sobbing again after Sam Elliott's character Wade Garrett dies. (Whoops. Spoiler alert.)
TheWrap.com reports that MGM has chosen Rob Cohen (The Fast and Furious) to direct the tale of a tough but warm-hearted bar bouncer who is hired to bring peace to a ratting bar somewhere in the Midwest. Swayze starred as "Dalton" in the original 1989 flick, which has gained a cult following for its hopefully intentional campiness.
Famed movie critic Roger Ebert himself wasn't sure of the film's intent in his review of Road House, writing: "Was it intended as a parody? I have no idea, but I laughed more during this movie than during any of the so-called comedies I saw during the same week."
TOP 5 PIECES OF WISDOM FROM DALTON IN ROAD HOUSE:
5. "If you're gonna have a pet, keep it on a leash."
4. "Take the biggest guy in the world, shatter his knee and he'll drop like a stone."
3. "People who really want to have a good time won't come to a slaughterhouse."
2. "Nobody ever wins a fight."
1. "Pain don't hurt."