Plans Have Been Announced To Remake The 1992 Film ‘The Bodyguard’

Reboot, Redux, Reuse

Proving, once again, that there really are no new ideas in Hollywood comes news that Warner Bros. is planning to remake the 90′s classic film The Bodyguard which stars Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. As you may know, The Bodyguard tells the semi-romantic tale of a hard-nosed and deadly serious bodyguard (Costner) and a resistant and flippant female celebrity whose life he has been sworn to protect (Houston). Is the world already ready to see that story again?

Warner Bros is rebooting its 1992 hit The Bodyguard, the film that paired Kevin Costner with Whitney Houston and became for its time one of the biggest global hits in studio history with a $411 million worldwide gross. 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 … The new version is similar [to the original], 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.

News of this Bodyguard remake is coming out after WB announced previously that they are also remaking A Star is Born to be directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Beyoncé. At this point, to be honest, I’m tired of complaining about the lack of originality. These remakes are going to continue to be made whether we like it or not. I guess it just becomes a matter of hoping for the best and seeing what comes from these updated remakes. The soundtrack to The Bodyguard, recorded by Whitney Houston, is the most successful movie soundtrack of all time. Whitney‘s version of I Will Always Love You (originally by Dolly Parton) was a MONSTER smash hit song:


I’d bet good money that this remake will feature a cover of that cover song. Again, there is nothing new under the Sun.

I LOVE the original film but it does look really dated after all these years. I’m curious to see how this remake turns out. What do y’all think? Does this Bodyguard remake sound interesting to you?

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  1. Sara

    NOOOOOO! This is the worst non-idea EVER.

  2. Tom

    I love the original movie and would love a remake…the only condition being that it would have to feature a certain 29 year old mother of two from Louisiana.

  3. Duckie

    Same as @Sara. This is getting super old. Hollywood needs to come up with new ideas instead or recycling and ruining great stories. ENOUGH!

  4. HELL TO THE NO as Whitney would say!! BAD IDEA. Stop ruining all the classics with shitty remakes!

  5. Missliz Murder

    Bad Idea.

  6. Lafayette

    F this. For real. Just…no!

    Next you’re going to tell me they’re doing a Harry Potter remake.

    JFC, I can’t even.

  7. Ashley

    I’m not sure how I feel about this. I love the original. As a matter of fact…I think I’ll go watch it right now. :)

  8. grad98tn

    This is a HORRIBLE idea, the old version is classic and whomever they choose to play Whitney’s role better be damned amazing or else she will be laughed at or talked about horribly for quite sometime. There is no way that she could do a cover of “I will always love you” and not be almost crucified. This is one remake I won’t be attending!!!

  9. i dont think they’ll cover “I Will Always Love You”. that would be way to much pressure and would make or break the movie. and if they did do the song, that would narrow down the options of who has the pipes to do it.

  10. Christy

    Rachael from Glee would be perfect for this part!!

  11. Shazzer

    …starring Taylor Swift and Zac Efron.

    This really doesn’t need to happen.

  12. Craig

    two words….Jennifer Hudson

  13. helen

    God… please…. just don’t… i can’t even… just… NO.

  14. I hated the original movie. Corny crap with bad acting (Kevin Coster is the WORST actor ever). Go ahead and remake it…can only be better.

  15. Meredith

    @Trent–While I too am tired of the whole “no-original-ideas-let’s-just-remake-something” pattern of Hollywood, my only request is that they cast a singer who is already established (like Houston was). Do NOT cast a nobody or someone with a low Q score.

  16. Annie

    Channing Tatum

  17. Ashley

    I could see them trying to make this appeal to younger kids by casting a teeny bopper singer. Ugh. I can just see Whitney’s “Kiss my ass!” clip from The Soup all over this.

  18. Todd

    Gaga. Only Gaga would be good in this role.

  19. dana j

    NO NO NO! I’ve been a fan of the original for years, watch them put Rihanna in it, if they put that big ass forehead in the movie I’m done with Hollyweird.

  20. Ali_Di

    Maybe if they do a role-reversal… otherwise I’ll just watch the original on DVD.
    @dana j… I hope they don’t use her (in ANY form – am getting tired of her being EVERYWHERE!!!)

    • dana j

      apparently rihanna is in talks to play whitney’s part I heard today….. welp there’s one movie I won’t be seeing

  21. Jen

    Honestly, it sounds like a great idea. Glee & the High School Musical franchise have shown that mixing music w/ movies & tv results in major dollars. I loved the original, but it would be fun to see a similar story w/ another musician (and yes, Britney would be awesome).

  22. Cherry

    If any actress/singer should potray Rachel in the Bodyguard, it should be Jenifer Hudson. I’m hearing hooplah about Beyonce and Rhianna being offered the part, yet they lack the acting skills. Jenifer has an Oscar, and she showed us that she can handle both trades.

  23. Derrick

    I think this re-make is a Joke; who better would play the two roles better than whitney and Kevin. Please!!! if this is written in stone it better be Dame! Good!

  24. Derrick

    Now! Jennifer Hudson needs to play this old whitney roll. “do not” i repeat ” do not” cast Beyonce.

  25. Derrick

    role

  26. latinfatuation

    If they also decided to take a new direction towards the film, i think a new and perfect candidate would have to be Christina Aguilera she has the voice and looks to match

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