Warner Bros to remake 'The Bodyguard' Thursday February 24, 2011 USA
Warner Bros has confirmed plans to remake its early '90s romantic thriller The Bodyguard.
The studio has hired writers Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer to pen a new script based on the Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner box office hit, says Deadline.
The remake will reportedly centre on a bodyguard whose first job after leaving Iraq is to look after a rising female music star. With Twitter, Google Maps and rolling celebrity news coverage, he finds that the threats against his client have been amplified.
The Bodyguard, released in 1992, grossed more than $400 million at the worldwide box office and spawned a best-selling soundtrack album. Houston's single 'I Will Always Love You' shipped 12 million units worldwide and spent 14 weeks at the top of the Billboard chart.
The original movie was scripted by Lawrence Kasdan as a vehicle for Steve McQueen and Diana Ross before it was reworked as Houston's big screen debut.