Patrick Swayze lovers slam ‘Highway Area’ reboot starring Jake Gyllenhaal

Patrick Swayze lovers slam ‘Highway Area’ reboot starring Jake Gyllenhaal

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Patrick Swayze lovers took to social media to blast the impending “Highway Area” reboot starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

On Thursday, Top Video launched the trailer for the remake, which was once billed as an “adrenaline-fueled reimagining of the ’80s cult vintage” that featured the overdue Swayze within the main function. Within the 2024 model, Gyllenhaal, 43, performs former UFC fighter Elwood Dalton, who “takes a task as a bouncer at a Florida Keys roadhouse, solely to find that this paradise isn’t all it kind of feels.”

Lovers of Swayze, who portrayed skilled “cooler” (a time period used for head bouncer) James Dalton within the authentic movie, voiced their disapproval on X, previously Twitter, with some social media customers mentioning they’d boycott the brand new model.

“There is just one cooler? that’s Patrick Swayze,” one fan wrote. Every other added, “A Highway Area remake? There’s just one Dalton, Pass F your self Hollywood!”


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Patrick Swayze lovers slammed the “Highway Area” reboot starring Jake Gyllenhaal. (Laura Radford/Amazon Top Video/Alamy)

“This sacrilege will rightly flop on it is face. Are you able to folks now not get a hold of a SINGLE authentic concept?” fumed one fan.

“I may not watch it. I really like the orig Highway Area Film. Patrick Swayze should not be messed with,” wrote some other consumer on X.

“This seems so dangerous why remake it,” one fan added. 

Every other wrote, “No person requested for a Highway Area remake.”

“Hollywood didn’t be informed from the Level Wreck remake?” some other consumer requested. “Who determined to remake Roadhouse? That is an abomination. Palms off Patrick Swayze films….”

patrick swayze in road house

The overdue actor performed the lead function within the 1989 vintage motion movie. (Alamy)

“I might have some VERY destructive issues to mention about this Highway Area remake, however Patrick Swayze gave me some excellent lifestyles recommendation: Be Great,” one fan commented.

“Used to be slightly willing in this till the trailer. Similar scenes, identical discussion, identical brand. Iike JG, however Swayze will at all times be Dalton. Possibly as a standalone movie it might paintings, however now not as Roadhouse,” seen some other X consumer.

Some lovers expressed pleasure for the remake, which additionally stars Daniela Melchior, Billy Magnussen, Jessica Williams, Joaquim de Almeida, Lukas Gage, Arturo Castro, B.Ok. Cannon, Beau Knapp, Darren Barnet and MMA fighter Conor McGregor in his performing debut.

“Why oh why does this glance so freakin GOOD,” one X consumer wrote, with some other including, “This seems rattling excellent. Gyllenhaal taking a look nice as at all times.”

“Excited for the ROAD HOUSE remake! Cannot wait to observe it,” one fan enthused.

Within the authentic “Highway Area,” Swayze’s personality was once employed to run safety on the Double Deuce, “the meanest, loudest and rowdiest bar south of the Mason-Dixon Line.” The movie additionally starred Sam Elliott, Kelly Lynch and Ben Gazzara.

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Gyllenhaal stars within the reboot, which is able to premiere on Top Video March 21. (Laura Radford © Amazon Content material Products and services LLC )

“Highway Area” was once a field place of business sadness however become a good fortune on house video and completed a cult following.

The action-packed trailer for the reboot featured fistfights, speedboat chases and more than one clashes between Gyllenhaal and McGregor, who delivers a brutal headbutt in a single scene.


Disapproving lovers may not be by myself in boycotting the remake. On Wednesday, the film’s director, Doug Liman, introduced he’ll now not attend the “Highway Area” premiere at SXSW in March. 

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MMA fighter Conor McGregor makes his performing debut within the remake. (Laura Radford © Amazon Content material Products and services LLC )

In a visitor column he penned for Cut-off date, Liman defined he can be a no-show on the tournament in protest over Amazon MGM Studio’s resolution to forego a theatrical unencumber for the film. 

“When Highway Area opens the SXSW movie pageant, I received’t be attending,” he wrote partially. “The film is improbable, possibly my absolute best, and I’m certain it is going to convey the home down and most likely have the target audience dancing of their seats throughout the tip credit. However I can now not be there.


“My plan were to silently protest Amazon’s resolution to flow a film so obviously made for the massive display,” he added. “However Amazon is hurting far more than simply me and my movie. If I don’t talk up about Amazon, who will?” 

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Director Doug Liman introduced he’ll boycott the movie’s premiere because of Amazon’s resolution to not give the film a theatrical unencumber. (Amazon Top Video)

In his column, Liman wrote that he had signed on for a theatrical unencumber for the film, however the resolution for a streaming-only debut got here after Amazon purchased MGM. He expressed his disappointment that the actors and picture would now not be eligible for awards popularity and warned that the transfer may well be “trade shaping for many years to return.”


“If we don’t put tentpole films in film theaters, there received’t be film theaters at some point,” he added.

“Highway Area” will likely be to be had to flow on Top Video March 21.