If so, you’re in luck, because them good ol’ Warner Bros are on it. It’s ok if you have to take a break to do a happy dance and take a celebratory shot, that’s exactly what I did when I heard this news. So you go ahead and take care of that, then check out the details on the remake:
The original was a fairly straight ahead tale of a Secret Service agent (Costner in a Steve McQueen homage, down to his hairstyle) drafted to protect a singing diva whose life has been threatened by a stalker, then falling for her in a way he fears is a distraction from his job. 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.
So who do we think should play the leads in this version? I can think of several dudes that could play the Kevin Costner role – you know, the Clooneys and Pitts of this world. Maybe a little Gerard Butler. The Whitney role though, that’s a little more difficult. If we’re going with a “young female singer with global appeal,” then that brings to mind people like Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry, right? And that’s simply unacceptable.
Let me know in the comments what you think about this whole thing, and who you think deserves those roles. Don’t hold back.