News broke today that WB would be doing a remake of the Whitney Houston/Kevin Costner chocolate-vanilla love sandwich classic The Bodyguard, which is perfect timing because just yesterday I was saying to a friend, “Hey, remember 1992?” He punched me in the stomach, so I think it’s pretty clear that he does.
Warner Bros is rebooting its 1992 hit The Bodyguard, the film that paired Kevin Costner with Whitney Houston and became for its time one of the biggest global hits in studio history with a $411 million worldwide gross.
No. This is a remake, not a reboot. A reboot is what happens when they’ve already made three sequels, but you start over again with a new storyline and cast, like with Spider-Man. Yes, that happens often enough that they needed a word for it. I hate my job.
The film 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.
The original was a fairly straight ahead tale of a Secret Service agent drafted to protect a singing diva whose life has been threatened by a stalker, then falling for her in a way he fears is a distraction from his job. 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. [Deadline]
C-TATES: Yo, girl, you gah stop wit all da Tweetin’, fa real. I learned dat in da Army.
By the way, does anyone else remember that clip from Being Bobby Brown where Whitney Houston is on the toilet constipated and Bobby Brown’s helping her put a suppository in her butt? I can’t find the clip online, but when I hear “The Bodyguard,” it’s all I can think of.