In a video of the Road House remake, Jake Gyllenhaal is featured delivering a forceful knockout. The 1989 film, which starred Patrick Swayze as a bouncer named James Dalton hired to control a rowdy bar, will be reimagined with Gyllenhaal in a similar role as a former UFC fighter. During the actual UFC 285 event in Las Vegas, Gyllenhaal and retired UFC fighter Jay Herion were spotted filming a weigh-in scene for the upcoming Road House remake.
The Road House remake video features Jake Gyllenhaal’s character, Elwood Dalton, facing off against Jetley Harris played by Jay Herion in the octagon, immediately following the weigh-in scene. The fight is filmed to mimic a real UFC match, complete with announcer Bruce Banner introducing the two fighters to the live audience. The choreographed fight lasts for around 30 seconds, culminating in Gyllenhaal’s character landing a savage flying knee strike to knock out his opponent.
The upcoming Road House remake appears to hold a lot of potential
Judging by the videos captured at the recent UFC 285 event, the Road House remake seems to hold a lot of potential even in its early stages. Jake Gyllenhaal’s fit and muscular physique certainly lends credibility to his portrayal of a former UFC fighter. The fight scene, which was filmed live at a genuine UFC event and appears to have been well-rehearsed, should make for a convincing final product. Apart from Gyllenhaal and Herion, the cast of the Road House remake includes UFC superstar Conor McGregor in his debut acting role, although he won’t be playing himself.
In the upcoming film, Jake Gyllenhaal plays a former UFC fighter employed as a bouncer at a roadhouse located in the Florida Keys. The latest video appears to provide insight into the circumstances that led to Elwood Dalton becoming a roadhouse bouncer. As depicted in the footage, after knocking out Harris, Dalton proceeds to pummel his unconscious adversary even as the referee intervenes to separate them. This behavior likely results in a severe suspension from the UFC for Dalton, ultimately compelling him to find work as a bouncer in a Florida Keys roadhouse.
Upon its initial release in 1989, the original Road House did not garner favorable reviews from critics, but it has since gained a devoted following as a cult classic due to its over-the-top action. While the ultimate outcome of the remake remains uncertain, the initial glimpses look encouraging. Audiences can expect the Road House remake to deliver similarly entertaining and well-executed fight sequences, both inside and outside the octagon.