Remakes and reboots are rampant in Hollywood these days, so I suppose it shouldn’t come as any surprise that a reboot of Road House is in the works. More interesting than that bit of news is the fact that UFC Champ Ronda Rousey has signed on to play the lead role in that remake. Ronda Rousey Road House Reboot. Try saying that five times fast.
Road House has definitely become a cult classic since its release in 1989. The movie followed the trials and tribulations of uber-professional bouncer, Dalton (played by Swayze) as he helped clean up the Double Deuce bar while also single handedly ridding the town of corruption from the local bad guy, Brad Wesley (played by Ben Gazzara).
Variety originally reported that the fighter turned actress would be part of the long-rumored project, and Rousey quickly confirmed via Twitter that she was, in fact, on board.
— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) September 9, 2015
Rousey reportedly reached out to Patrick Swayze’s widow, Lisa Niemi for her blessing before agreeing to play the lead in this project, and has wanted to be as respectful as possible when discussing the possibility of stepping into Swayze’s shoes.
One thing we’ll have to watch for – Will Dalton’s Eagle Claw throat rip be replaced with some sort of arm bar of death? Alternately, will Rousey possibly be able to lengthen her fight scenes? Based on her recent fights in the octagon, this Road House remake could be about 15 minutes long. Hopefully the magic of Hollywood can create an opponent that Rousey might actually have trouble with.
According to Variety, MGM is currently meeting with screenwriters, and production is expected to start in 2016.
What do you think? Are you excited to see Ronda Rousey take on this type of role? Did you want to see a Road House reboot? Are you just sick of remakes in general? Are you somewhere in the middle? Tell us all about it in the comments below or on your favorite social media site.[button type=”link” link=”http://variety.com/2015/film/news/ronda-rousey-road-house-reboot-1201567956/” variation=”btn-danger” target=”blank”]Source: Variety[/button]
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