This Week's Unnecessary Remake: 'The Bodyguard' at Warner Bros

February 23, 2011
Source: Deadline

The Bodyguard

The last time I laid down the law on an unnecessary remake it was Paramount's decision to remake the 1991 ensemble comedy Soapdish (which also just gained the writer Ben Schwartz). Now this time the unnecessary remake machine has been started up at Warner Bros. with Deadline saying the studio will redo the 1992 hit film The Bodyguard. The original film followed Kevin Costner as a Secret Service agent who is drafted to protect a singing diva (Whitney Houston) whose life is threatened by a dangerous stalker. But the bodyguard wasn't counting on falling in love with the diva and distracting him from sufficiently doing his job. Read on.

Apparently this new version (written by newcomers Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer) still fits along those same lines but the bodyguard has been changed to a former Iraq war veteran who gets the job as his first responsibility after leaving the army. In this recreation the advancements of Twitter and Google Maps along with the invasive gossip mongers at TMZ has made access to celebrities easier and thus more dangerous and difficult for bodyguards to do their job. Apparently the studio aims to bring in a young female singer with global appeal and skyrocket her screen fame in the same way Whitney Houston launched her acting career. I'd say Beyoncé would be a prime choice for this project, but she's already doing A Star is Born. There's nothing left to say except that I could not care less about this project, but a good director could change my mind. How about you?

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  • Anonymous
    what the fuck for?
  • El Hoopso
    Justin Beiber as the singer? in this post Brokeback age, a romance about some man-boy love could work
    • Fox
  • I'd like a sequel instead with of coarse the same people.
  • Mony
    Unnecessary remake.. like extremely.
  • Loser
    I just have to ask, how many movies are actually necessary?
  • Trat73
  • I want this movie to fail. Make Lady Gaga the singing diva.
    • Cody W.
      Yeah and have it be a short, with no bodyguard....and she dies.
      • Fox
        ...with real firepower.
  • John
    Hollywood and their remakes can go strait to hell!
    • BlinkTwice
      Amen to that.
  • Loser
    Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner. It`s fun that people always blames the studios and their heads when it is the people who buy the tickets who are to blame. Don`t want to see more remakes don`t buy a ticket. If they don`t make money on them they quit doing them,
  • I'd love one with whitney all cracked out and crapping in her sink in her bedroom cause she's too mashed to get to the toilet. I reckon Rhianna would be good for this terrible film. I met a guy once who was a bouncer and the Bodyguard was his favourite film ever, ha ha. He was even doing the special training on the weekend to get into Bodyguard school. I bet he's murdered people now and has commited suicide.
  • Gh
    loll! it's not unnecessary...The original made $400+Mil worldwide There are people outside North America guys... Warner Bros are making money now and have been doing some big thinks thanks to Nolan and the HP movies So it is a welcome reboot...unlike spiderman where less than 5 years after the original ended, the money hungry studios want something useless When is Spiderman is going to come up in this "unnecessary remake" section?
  • Loser
    I don`t get this necessary, unnecessary thing. Are there actually any Hollywood movie that has been necessary? Could people have lived without all of them?
  • Medsign
    Wasn't the Costner/Houston version a remake? So this is a twice baked potato?
    • Anonymous
      Me likey.... You better copyright that. That's what I'm calling all reboots/ and rehashes and remakes from here on out!!
  • Sdsd
    Rihanna will be in this film
  • Tu12nip
    It's got to be rihanna, shes number one by a mile
  • They must be running out of good stories.
  • Rosaleeadams
    if it ain't broke, don't fix it....... La la land needs to line up some decent writers. It is beginning to look like they can't do anything but remakes and junk.
  • Jennifer Hudson would be a better actress...after all she beat BeyoncĂ© at that game and sings better too.....Rihanna would stand and take the abuse from a starker.......
  • Anonymous
    Insert Whitney joke...




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