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Rob Cohen To Helm A "Roadhouse" Remake

By Garth Franklin Saturday November 23rd 2013 04:15PM

MGM is set to remake the 1989 cult classic "Roadhouse" with Rob Cohen ("The Fast and the Furious," "xXx") attached to direct.

Patrick Swayze and Kelly Lynch starred in the original which followed a tough bouncer with a past is hired to tame a dirty bar in Missouri and ends up taking on a corrupt businessman.

Rowdy Herrington directed the original which was famous for its brutal violence being so over the top it became high camp - Swayze famously ripping a guy's throat out with one hand in one scene.

Michael Stokes ("Crash Bandits") wrote the script for the remake which continues MGM's plans in recent years to exploit its library titles.

Source: The Wrap

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