Another Day, Another Unnecessary Hollyweird Remake

- By Bossip Staff

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??

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  • AlishaTheScholar

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  • TheMan

    how was it a flop when it was one of the top 3 highest grossing films the year it came out and Whitney’s soundtrack is the highest selling cd ever by a female artist?

  • FoTo_PoEtIcA

    Ben is too high profile for this shizz.. they’re going to put Dwayne the rock Johnson, and some light skinned or white half talent singer (Do i hear a Beyonce, Casie, Miley Cyrus, Niki Minaj, Keri Hilson or Carrie Underwook.

  • xedos

    I wish ppl would read. do you see the criteria. young, global appeal jhud is 30 she does not have global appeal. next please

  • Jose

    Idris Elba or Dewayne the Rock Johnson as the lead or Will Smith if he’d dot it and as the female lead….Beyonce,Alicia Keys,Jessica Beil,(flip the interacial thing make Black man white woman)

  • I'm Just Me...Keeping It Real Since: 1983...Bossip is f*cking with me today :( :(

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! It is not time for a remake of this yet! I smell a major flop here. I truly don’t know two people currently out that I would run and see this for.

  • Romie

    she looks like Aaliyah on that pic!!!

  • GA by way of CA

    a singer playing the role of a singer…BORING!!! but i did like bodyguard only because of kevin costner.

  • vicious vixen

    @nymphis I swear you never disappoint! Lmbooo!!!

  • brooklyn

    J hud for the female because she is the only one with the pipes to pull this off

  • z

    BRANDY AND MAKS!!

  • z

    Brandy Norwood is a better actress thant those boring white/half white girls y’all keep mentioning. plus she’s stunning an amazing singer and way more interesting. And anyone who followed her on DWTS knows how sweet and vulnerable she is—perfect for the role.

    • brooklyn

      my bad forgot about brandy good choice as well

  • Orlando

    Leave it alone, this is as stupid as remaking Wilily Wanka

  • clinique

    I don’t support remakes.

  • Mak

    Preach! That was part of the appeal was the interracial relationship that was pretty much taboo.

  • Harli

    Smh. It’s gonna be Rihanna and Shia LeBeouf…
    I feel that in my soul. smmfh.

  • Pisces82

    With the music industry going down the drain, there should be no surprised that the film industry is following suite. These writers in Hollywood seem incapable of producing original idea, now or have just become plain lazy.

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