Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer (“Family Getaway”) have been hired to write the script for a remake of the 1992 hit “The Bodyguard” at Warner Bros. Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.
Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston starred in the original story of a former Secret Service agent hired to protect a world famous pop singer. Uncomfortable in her glitzy world, the man eventually falls for her which compromises his ability to protect her. The film spawned Houston’s most famous power ballad “I Will Always Love You”.
Lawrence Kasdan (“Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “The Big Chill”) penned the original screenplay years before the film went into production, in fact it was meant as a vehicle for Steve McQueen and Diana Ross.
The new version will have the titular male lead as a former Iraqi war vet. Dan Lin will produce the new version.