1992 Kevin Costner film to be given a modern spin
Warner Bros have announced plans to reboot The Bodyguard.
The 1992 hit paired Kevin Costner with Whitney Houston and was one of the biggest global hits in the studio’s history. It told the story of a Secret Service agent (Costner) drafted to protect a singer (Houston) whose life has been threatened by a stalker.
The new film is to be by written by Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer, reports Deadline.com. Dan Lin will produce, while Mark Bauch is co-producing.
The movie will update the original plot. This time the bodyguard will be a former Iraq war veteran who gets a job protecting the star as his first gig after leaving the army. He discovers that a world with tools such as Twitter and Google Maps has made access to celebrities easier, making his job more difficult.
Warners intend to take a young female singer and give her the platform that the original film provided for Houston. The films signature song, ‘I Will Always Love You’ – sung by Houston – sold 12 million copies worldwide.