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ONE MORE THING

Jake Gyllenhaal probably looks as tough here at Cannes in May 2022 as he ever will. But is he Dalton tough? (Photo by Samir Hussein/ WireImage)

They’re Remaking ‘Road House’ with Jake Gyllenhaal?

Hollywood once again proved that nothing succeeds like 1980s IPs when Amazon Prime Video announced that its remake of the TBS perennial, 1989’s Road House, is set to begin production, Variety reports.

The campily irresistible 1989 original starred Patrick Swayze as martial-arts-schooled drifter, Dalton (Jack, James, John?), whose effort to clean up rowdy Missouri honky-tonk the Double Deuce with Zen koans and the odd grand jeté sets him against a small town mobster for a bone-crunching third act. Along the way, there is memorable dialogue as a man’s throat is non-surgically removed and another fellow tangles with a stuffed polar bear.

Jake Gyllenhaal will star as the ramblin’ ronin, this time an ex-MMA fighter, whose battle has been moved to the Florida Keys. Doug Liman (whose Mr. and Mrs. Smith sold an Angelina Jolie beatdown of Brad Pitt) will direct the script by Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry. The original film’s producer, Joel Silver, heads up the effort for his Silver Pictures.

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