Okay, quick preface. Road House may not be the greatest movie ever but god damn does the nostalgic 10 year old in me look back on this movie with awe.
For those that don’t know anything about this flick, here’s the spark notes. It’s about a zen has fuck bouncer called Dalton (Patrick Swayze) who’s hired to clean up a country bar. In classic 80s narrative fashion, a corrupt local businessman is up to no good and Dalton ends up foiling his nefarious plans…by tearing his throat out, whilst the two of them fight shirtless in a lake. If this sounds anything but rad, you are sorely mistaken!
Anywho, what’s this got to do with the price of Pokemon cards, huh? Well, Hollywood- specifically MGM- is looking to remake this neon lit relic and cast MMA star and Pokemon aficionado, Ronda Rousey, in the major role as Dalton.
“Rousey thought the idea of starring in a remake was a great idea but wanted to be respectful when pursuing the project,” noted Variety. “Sources say Rousey recently reached out to Swayze’s widow, Lisa Niemi, to ask for her blessing to star in the remake, which insiders say Niemi gladly gave.”
Having a soft spot for both shitty 80s cinema and the Amazonian warrior woman known as Rousey, I can’t help but be a little bit excited for this flick!