Almost two years ago, it was reported that Whitney Houston'
s mega-successful 1992 film The Bodyguard
was up for a remake. Supposedly, Miley Cyrus would play Whitney's character
, the high-strung singing diva. Hugh Jackman
would play Kevin Costner
's character of the trusty bodyguard. Thankfully, we never saw that film come to life.
Now, Deadline.com is reporting that Warner Bros. is officially remaking The Bodyguard
but with social-media and Iraq War twists:
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. The goal is to take a young female singer with global appeal and give her the platform that
The Bodyguard did Houston."
It would be no shocker if Miley's name popped back up to play Nippy's role, Rachel Marron. The past few years of Miley's career have been about taking her to the "next level." But, why not let The Bodyguard
rest about a decade more or so? The flick isn't even 20 years old. Isn't it a little soon to dust off the Queen of the Night
headpiece and revamp "I Will Always Love You"?
Do you want to see a remake of The Bodyguard?