Whitney Houston starred in the original, and now Warner Bros. is set to release an updated adaptation (you like my big word usage? lol) of the film. Read below:
The film will be scripted by Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer, whose action comedy script Family Getaway made the 2010 Black List and is a priority project at Warner Bros. Dan Lin will produce through his Lin Pictures banner, and Mark Bauch is co-producer.
Scripted by Lawrence Kasdan and directed by Mick Jackson, the original was a fairly straight ahead tale of a Secret Service agent (Costner in a Steve McQueen homage, down to his hairstyle) drafted to protect a singing diva whose life has been threatened by a stalker, then falling for her in a way he fears is a distraction from his job. The new version is similar, including the love story, but here the bodyguard will be a former Iraq war veteran who gets the job protecting the star as his first gig after leaving the Army. He discovers that the world of Twitter, Google Maps and TMZ has made access to celebrities easier than ever, making the job more difficult than ever. The goal is to take a young female singer with global appeal and give her the platform that The Bodyguard did Houston.
I’m excited for the updated version with Twitter, and TMZ. LOL. I wonder who they’re gonna cast for this role, though?? And, iHope this heffar can saaaang because “The Bodyguard” has an amazing soundtrack. Beyoncé will be busy working with Clint Eastwood on the “A Star Is Born” remake…so who else could possibly fit the role?? Rumor has it, Warner Bros. is in talks with Rihanna and Channing Tatum.
RiRi could never touch the classics Whitney Houston blessed us with. And, if they do a remix to any one of them songs *pulls out knife* …I don’t think iNeed to say anything else, given it may be used against me in the court of law.