“The film is still going to streaming”: Even Jake Gyllenhaal and Conor McGregor’s Fame Could Not Convince Jeff Bezos For Road House Reboot’s Theatrical Release

Jeff Bezos' hell-bent decision about putting Jake Gyllenhaal's Road House reboot to streaming doesn't seem to be getting changed anytime soon.

"The film is still going to streaming": Even Jake Gyllenhaal and Conor McGregor's Fame Could Not Convince Jeff Bezos For Road House Reboot's Theatrical Release

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  • Amazon's executive chairman, Jeff Bezos, has decided to release Jake Gyllenhaal's highly-anticipated reboot of Road House directly on streaming, despite objections from the movie's cast and crew.
  • Bezos is adamant about his decision, even though Gyllenhaal and Conor McGregor attempted to convince him otherwise.
  • The movie, directed by Doug Liman, was originally planned for a theatrical release but will now be released on Prime Video in early 2024.
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Everybody knows Jeff Bezos: If he has his mind on something, he won’t stop until his objective is attained. And that’s exactly what the executive chairman of Amazon is currently doing with Jake Gyllenhaal’s much-awaited upcoming classic reboot for Road House: Letting it go directly to streaming without a theatrical release, even though pretty much no one from the official cast and crew from the movie is agreeing to it.

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Jeff Bezos (via Daniel Oberhaus, 2019 | Flickr)
Jeff Bezos (via Daniel Oberhaus, 2019 | Flickr)

In fact, Bezos is so hell-bent on his decision that even Jake Gyllenhaal and Conor McGregor’s fame and one last attempt at saving their picture isn’t working to convince the billionaire for a theatrical release for the 1989 classic Road House‘s reboot.

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Jake Gyllenhaal’s Road House Remake Isn’t Getting Saved By Jeff Bezos

Jake Gyllenhaal in a still from Road House remake
Jake Gyllenhaal in a still from the Road House remake

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Jake Gyllenhaal‘s upcoming remake of the 1989 classic action/western Road House was much awaited by fans ever since pictures of a ripped Gyllenhaal lit the internet on fire. Directed by Doug Liman, the movie would have seen the actor playing an ex-UFC fighter who ends up working for the security of a shady Florida bar.

While this was previously expected to hit the theatres by this fall, plans seem to have been changed by Amazon MGM Studios Distribution as they pulled the plug to get the film directly released on streaming instead. Following this, reports claim that an early 2024 release on Prime Video is the new plan set by the distributing company.

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However, the cast and crew for the reboot haven’t admitted defeat yet. According to Puck News (further shared by @DiscussingFilm on X), Joel Silver, Doug Liman, and Ari Emanuel (aka CEO of the company WME that represents Gyllenhaal) were so upset about Amazon not giving the film a theatrical release that they had Jeff Bezos screening the movie on his yacht to convince him:

“Jake Gyllenhaal and Doug Liman were so pissed Amazon won’t give the ‘ROAD HOUSE’ remake a theatrical release that they got Jeff Bezos to screen the film on his yacht to convince him.

The film is still going to streaming.”

Turns out, not only have Conor McGregor (who will reportedly be starring in the film) and Jake Gyllenhaal’s fame failed them, but even the attempt from the Road House remake’s crew’s side has turned into a failed attempt at trying to convince Jeff Bezos for a theatrical release for the movie instead of a direct streaming release.

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Fans Are Reacting To Jeff Bezos’ Hell-Bent Decision For Road House Remake

Conor McGregor and Jake Gyllenhaal in a still from the Road House remake
Conor McGregor and Jake Gyllenhaal in a still from the Road House remake

Ever since news broke out about Jeff Bezos’ hell-bent decision for the Road House reboot to get directly released for streaming, fans have been sharing their different opinions on the situation. Some, on the one hand, are concerned about the movie and are objecting to this decision as well:

Others, in the meanwhile, are unfazed by it and in fact, find the last part about the movie still going down to streaming funny. Here are their sarcastic remarks on it:

So far, the theatrical release of Jake Gyllenhaal’s upcoming Road House remake seems as unlikely as Jeff Bezos’ chance of changing his decisions.

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