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First trailer drops for Road House remake starring Jake Gyllenhaal
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First trailer drops for Road House remake starring Jake Gyllenhaal

The classic movie is getting a remake starring Jake Gyllenhaal

The first trailer for the upcoming remake of Road House has been released.

The upcoming remake of the classic action film is set to be directed by Edge of Tomorrow filmmaker Doug Liman.

Check it out:

Gyllenhaal will be joined in the cast by UFC fighter Conor McGregor, who is rumoured to be playing a major role in the movie.

However, the precise nature of McGregor's role in the upcoming movie has yet to be disclosed.

The official synopsis for the movie describes it as an 'adrenaline-fuelled reimagining' of the 1980s original.

It goes on to describe how in this iteration former UFC fighter Dalton, played by Gyllenhaal, takes a job as a bouncer at a bar in the Florida Keys.

Jake Gyllenhaal in Road House.
Prime Video

Everything seems to be going great but, as ever, all is not quite as it seems.

Gyllenhaal will also be joined by Billy Magnussen of No Time to Die, as well as Arturo Castro of Narcos, Daniela Melchior of Suicide Squad, Gbemisola Ikumelo of Famalam, Lukas Gage of Euphoria, and Beau Knapp of Super 8.

The flick will also mark the first on-screen role of UFC fighter McGregor.

The remake of the 1980s cult classic was announced in 2022, with head of Amazon Studios Jennifer Salke saying in a statement: "Road House is a home run for us. Not only is it a nod to fans of the original, but it is also a big, fun, broad audience movie.

Conor McGregor in Road House.
Prime Video

"We are thrilled to collaborate with this great cast led by Jake Gyllenhaal, and for them to come together to reimagine the classic MGM film as an action-packed adventure for our global audience."

The movie is set to be released some 35 years after the original first screened in theatres.

The remake is set to premiere exclusively on Amazon, despite producers Joel Silver and Liman all pushing for a theatrical release.

Fans have had a mixed reaction to the decision not to release the movie in theatres.

Taking to social media, one wrote: "What the hell??!! Roadhouse looks AMAZING and deserves a theatrical release!!!!!"

A second posted: "Why this isn’t going to play on the biggest screen [this] is why streaming is ruining the movie experience!"

A third wrote: "This deserves a theatrical release man."

Road House will release on Prime Video on March 21.

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