*Warner Bros. has announced it will produce a remake of the 1992 hit “The Bodyguard,” which co-starred Whitney Houston opposite Kevin Costner in her first film role.
The original, which spawned one of the biggest ballads of all time, “I Will Always Love You,” centered on a former Secret Service agent (Costner) hired to protect a world famous pop singer (Houston). While initially uncomfortable in her glitzy world, the man eventually falls for her, compromising his ability to protect her.
The 1992 film was written by Lawrence Kasdan and was meant as a vehicle for Steve McQueen and Diana Ross.
In the remake, the story would be updated so that the man would be a former Iraqi war vet.
Warner Bros. has hired Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer to write the script. Studio-based Dan Lin will produce.