'The Bodyguard' Remake Moves Forward at Warner Bros.

Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer will write a modern-day version of the 1992 romance where an Iraq War veteran lands a job protecting a superstar singer.

The Bodyguard remake is happening at Warner Bros.
The Bodyguard remake is happening at Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. is in the process of remaking the 1992 hit The Bodyguard into a new, modern-day feature. Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer will write the screenplay.

The original 1992 movie The Bodyguard starred Kevin Costner as a Secret Service agent brought onto protect a singer (Whitney Houston) who fears for her life because of a dangerous stalker. Eventually, the Secret Service agent falls in love with the celebrity.

The new version of The Bodyguard will be revamped for today's digital age, with an Iraq War veteran taking on the bodyguard job, discovering that it is even more difficult to protect celebrities in the 21st Century. There is speculation that Rhianna may take over the role originated by Whitney Houston.

Dan Lin will produce the remake along with co-producer Mark Bauch. The producers are seeking a young singer with a worldwide following for the lead role. No production schedule was released for The Bodyguard at this time.

The Bodyguard grossed over $400 million worldwide during its theatrical run in 1992.

The Bodyguard was released November 25th, 1992 and stars Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston, Gary Kemp, Bill Cobbs, Ralph Waite, Tomas Arana, Michele Lamar Richards, Mike Starr. The film is directed by Mick Jackson.

The Bodyguard was released in 2013.



Sources: Deadline

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  1. angelheart1016

    The original was a B rated action movie boosted with a ridiculous over-sang song...
    But they were the biggest stars (Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston) at that period. Doing a remake with today's biggest stars might be a refreshing idea though...

    4 years agoby @angelheart1016Flag

  2. CUPID

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Leave it alone.

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  3. DoubleR0522

    Why ???... no need

    4 years agoby @doubler0522Flag

  4. Remy72883

    bullsh*t

    4 years agoby @remy72883Flag

  5. skywise

    seriously, what is happening in Hollywood. This has fail written all over it.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  6. Newtron

    There should be a rule, a law that states that a movie shant be remade until 30 years has passed.

    4 years agoby @newtronFlag

  7. Newtron

    Booo

    4 years agoby @newtronFlag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @corey, I haven't been able to stop laughing!!

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  9. ejk1

    The only thing I remember about the original was the soundtrack that would just not die. As for this, well, they aren't remaking a classic, so perhaps they feel that they can improve upon it. Honestly, I don't think that would be hard. As for who is in it, I don't care; I have no intention of seeing this.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  10. Corey W.

    @bawnian-dexeus: Reading that comment I thought you were serious for a second. lol. Then I realized I was an idiot cause' I so no such article and missed the joke down below. lol

    4 years agoby @coreyFlag

  11. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @incmob, It was reported yesterday that Rihanna was given the lead female role for The Bodyguard. Now its been confirmed that Christ Brown will be playing the role of the Bodyguard. Yea, that would be funny as hell.

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  12. Corey W.

    I didn't even like the original.

    4 years agoby @coreyFlag

  13. Photoman

    F*cking remake again ???? Damn you Warner !!!

    4 years agoby @photomanFlag

  14. Dan

    It'll be between Beyonce and Rihanna. And lol at @incmob... seriously.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  15. incmob

    AWESOME... (fade in), roll credits...the bodyguard protects Rhianna, Rhianna bangs the bodyguard, the bodyguard gets herpes, then the bodyguard beats up Rhianna... end credits, (fade to black)... is this at all starting to sound familiar to anyone?

    4 years agoby @incmobFlag

  16. Bane5000

    @moviegeek...Ittl probably be between her and Beyonce, cuz u know Beyonce has to get on any movie that has a singing lead female in it...Shell sing the same songs Whitney did in The Bodyguard and claim theyre her own songs :D

    4 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  17. moviegeek

    Ten bucks says it will star Jennifer Hudson.

    4 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  18. Seawolf63

    @bane5000 I believe there was a film released within the past year or two that was so similar to THE BREAKFAST CLUB it was obvious, but I cannot remember the title. I also recently read of another film titled BUMPED, which is essentially BREAKFAST CLUB in an airport. I am with you on these remakes... All hope does seem lost......................

    4 years agoby @seawolf63Flag

  19. Bane5000

    @jimthar...Statham protecting Beyonce :]

    4 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  20. K.Guy

    ...Why is everybody remaking the classics. Next thing you know, they'll be remaking JAWS or JURASSIC PARK!!!!! GEEZE!! Use what God gave you... A BRAIN to make up a story.

    4 years agoby @kguyFlag

  21. Titanictom

    IF it took place more than 110 yrs ago it wouldn't be MODERN-The original was only 19 yrs ago....DUH!!!!

    4 years agoby @titanictomFlag

  22. Jimthar

    ten bucks says statham or butler get this part. anybody in?

    4 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  23. Bane5000

    If i ever hear theyre gonna remake a movie like, for example, The Breakfast Club, ill lose all hope in film and cinema, imagine if they did..

    4 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  24. CelluloidKid

    ROFL!!!!

    4 years agoby @celluloidkidFlag

  25. Lautarous

    Wow!

    And make it 3D also (with Kevin Costner doing a cameo as the father of the new bodyguard)!

    Sure . . . that really would make this "a must see film".

    4 years agoby @LautarousFlag

  26. Bane5000

    Ok, dont see a reason why this has to be remade, its ok the way it is

    4 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  27. Ledouchee

    Ugh...

    4 years agoby @ledoucheeFlag

  28. Ownsin

    @K-Man a little show of respect can go a long way. We are all gentlemen here, and there is no need for using strong/offensive language.

    4 years agoby @ownsinFlag

  29. JasonKat

    this movie wasnt chitty, most of the movies were not chitty, its the reboots/remakes that come out chitty. And wat makes it that way is the fact that they dont stick to the same story as the old1, they change em. like "clash of the titans" nightmare on elm street, halloween 2, lol, very few remakes did turn out good tho. The bodyguard is 1 of those films that should have been left alone. it came out AKA perfect. I ould have been VERY PLEASED if Costner (him self) returned for a part2, maybe 1 of those "im retired already" type of films where he getsan offer to protect sum1. and that sort of thing. Whitney doesnt have to return but can still make a small cameo, like maybe her winning an award or sum sort of thing,

    4 years agoby @jasonkatFlag