We’re not quite sure why, or whose career they’re hoping to save, but Warner Bros has decided to remake it’s 1992 Grammy Award-winning, “cult classic” flop, The Bodyguard.
The Bodyguard 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, stated Deadline.com. Original written by Lawrence Kasdan and directed by Mick Jackson, the film centered around a Secret Service agent (played by Costner) who has to protect a well-known singer (played by Houston) from a stalker. While doing his job, he falls in love in her which complicates his duties.
The sites states that 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. While the film received mixed to negative reviews, including a Razzie Award nomination for Houston for Worst Actress, ‘The Bodyguard’ was a global blockbuster hit, grossing over $400 million.
Two songs from the film, ‘Run to You’ and ‘I Have Nothing,’ were nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song. The film was also nominated for four Grammy Awards, winning three, including Album of the Year for its soundtrack album of the same name.
Let’s see: Auntie Whitney is all strung out on rocks and Costner post-Bodyguard career was full of box office bombs.
What D-Listers do you see ready to fill those shoes??