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15th May 2024

A sequel to one of 2024’s biggest movies is already in the works

Simon Kelly

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It took the world by storm earlier this year.

A sequel to Prime Video hit Road House is already in the works, just a few months after it released.

According to Variety, Jake Gyllenhaal will be reprising his role as Dalton.

Speaking at an Amazon presentation to advertisers on Tuesday, Amazon MGM Studio chief Jennifer Salke said: “As we saw this spring the world went crazy for a little movie called Road House.

“Nearly 8 million viewers globally have watched Road House. We like to watch this these results like a baby.”

The film, a remake of the 1989 flick starring Patrick Swayze, premiered on Prime Video in March and, despite its mixed reaction from audience and critics alike, it became a word-of-mouth hit.

It follows an ex-UFC fighter (Gyllenhaal) who comes to clean up a bar in the Florida Keys.

The movie “has attracted nearly 80 million worldwide viewers to-date,” continued Salke.

“The film premiered on Prime Video March 21 and attracted a record-breaking over 50 million worldwide viewers over its first two weekends, becoming Amazon MGM Studios’ “most-watched produced film debut ever on a worldwide basis.”

A sequel to one of 2024’s biggest movies is already in the works

Amazon are keeping hushed on plot details for the time being, but it will be interesting to see if there will be a return for Conor McGregor in the sequel.

The Irish fighter made his film debut in the action flick, portraying Knox, a a psychotic enforcer tasked with hunting down Dalton.

McGregor earned several positive notices for his “devilishly flamboyant villain” portrayal, with the MMA fighter appearing to have taken his bold and brash attitude in real-life straight to the action flick.

The MMA fighter also received praise from Gyllenhaal – with the Donnie Darko star telling MMA Junkie: “I think we all had great respect for the fight game. Same thing with Conor when he came to the movie set.

“He came in and said: ‘I’m a white belt. I’m here to learn. I don’t know anything about making movies or acting, and I want to learn.’

“That type of humility in that space, I tried to bring the same way in the opposite end. I don’t know that much about the fight game. I have great respect for it, and I wanted to learn.”

As well as question marks of McGregor, it is also unknown if director Doug Lyman or any of Gyllenhaal’s other castmates will return for the sequel.

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