‘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.
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‘The Bodyguard’ Remake Moves Forward 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.

The Bodyguard was released in 2013.

Sources:Deadline

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  • angelheart1016 • 4 years ago

    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...

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    • cupid • 4 years ago

      Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Leave it alone.

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      • doubler0522 • 4 years ago

        Why ???... no need

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        • remy72883 • 4 years ago

          bullsh*t

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          • skywise • 4 years ago

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

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            • newtron • 4 years ago

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

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              • newtron • 4 years ago

                Booo

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                • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

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

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                  • ejk1 • 4 years ago

                    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.

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                    • corey • 4 years ago

                      @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

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                      • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                        @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.

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                        • corey • 4 years ago

                          I didn't even like the original.

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                          • photoman • 4 years ago

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

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                            • dan1 • 4 years ago

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

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                              • incmob • 4 years ago

                                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?

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                                • bane5000 • 4 years ago

                                  @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

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                                  • moviegeek • 4 years ago

                                    Ten bucks says it will star Jennifer Hudson.

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                                    • seawolf63 • 4 years ago

                                      @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......................

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                                      • bane5000 • 4 years ago

                                        @jimthar...Statham protecting Beyonce :]

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                                        • kguy • 4 years ago

                                          ...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.

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