Following Road House Release Controversy, Amazon Has Been Hit With A Lawsuit Over Jake Gyllenhaal’s Remake

In two weeks, a remake of 1989’s Road House is set to premiere at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas ahead of the action movie coming to those with an Amazon Prime subscription later in March. Following director Doug Liman speaking out against Amazon and deciding to skip its debut due to its exclusive streaming release, which led to Jake Gyllenhaal weighing in on the subject, the 2024 remake has been hit with a lawsuit. The writer of the original movie is suing Amazon for “copyright infringement.” 

R. Lance Hill is the writer behind the original Road House starring Patrick Swayze, which is highly regarded as one of the best ’80s movies, but he penned the movie under the name “David Lee Henry.” Per Variety, Hill has decided to take on Amazon Studios for allegedly ignoring his calls to reclaim the rights to Road House ahead of the remake’s production and release. 

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