Recently, remakes and reboots are all the rage in Hollywood. With projects like new versions of Planes, Trains, & Automobiles and Guys and Dolls in the works at various studios, Warner Bros. is looking to remake another classic. As first reported by Variety, A remake of Whitney Houston’s The Bodyguard is now in active development.
Tony Award-winning playwright Matthew López is penning the script, which will serve as a reimagining of the original film. Writer/producer of the original feature Lawrence Kasdan (Solo: A Star Wars Story) is back to executive produce alongside Dan Lin (The Lego Movie) and Jonathan Eirich (Aladdin).
At the time of this writing, the film has not cast its two leads. However, according to the initial report, executives are looking at possible combos of Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson or Channing Tatum and Cardi B. Moreover, no offers have gone out to either of those names just yet.
The Bodyguard is a 1992 romantic thriller film directed by Mick Jackson. The feature stars Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston, in her acting debut. The plot follows a former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard hired to protect a famous singer from a stalker. The soundtrack won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year and grossed $411 million worldwide, becoming the second highest-grossing film of 1992. Notably, this will not be the first remake as a stage musical version opened in London’s West End in 2012.
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