Road House tells the rather macho story of professional 'cooler' James Dalton (Patrick Swayze). Bringing the story to the modern day a probing eye could be turned on what kind of legacy a man like Dalton might leave. Not only this, but a potential series could explore what place that kind of masculinity has in the 21st Century in a world where maleness is constantly reshaping and adapting itself for modern sensibilities.
Placing the story within a TV show format, as opposed to a new film, will allow for the supporting characters to be more developed and gives time for the protagonist to evolve over time in a more nuanced way.
How It Should Work
The son of James Dalton looks to connect to the father he never knew by becoming a professional cooler in America's most dangerous bar. However, he also has tackle raising his young daughter all on his own whilst falling for a struggling artist who sees him as nothing but a meat head. Think Creed meets Logan with a hint of UFC.