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Whitney Houston’s ‘The Bodyguard’ is slated for remake

Whitney Houston’s ‘The Bodyguard’ is slated for remake

Houston we have a problem.

The iconic 1992 blockbuster “The Bodyguard” starring the late Whitney Houston is scheduled for a remake, according to Variety.

Matthew López, a Tony nominee in 2019 for his Broadway play “The Inheritance,” is working on the new version of the classic Warner Bros. movie. – a project in which some angry Houston fans are already declaring a “trolling” move.

“The Bodyguard,” which also played Kevin Costner, 66, was an instant hit when it debuted nearly 30 years ago. The film – about a former secret service agent who falls in love with a diva singer he has been hired to protect against a stalker – raised over $ 400 million in the worldwide box office.

And Houston devotees are not thrilled with the remake, with many taking to Twitter to express frustration over yet another Hollywood re-do.

” Activists’. ‘The Bodyguard’ remake. ‘West Side Story’ remake. At this point, Hollywood is just trolling us, ”one wrote, referring to the controversial new show.

“Do they make the bodyguard?” why does everything need a remake? ” added another, with a Houston meme.

“Hollywood must be running out of ideas? Are you really trying to re-record The Bodyguard? No one can sing the iconic songs like the legendary Whitney Houston. That’s one reason she’s known as ‘The Voice’ ” germinated in another.

The film also spawned one of the greatest soundtracks ever. For his film debut, Houston recorded a number of hits for the soundtrack such as “Run to You” and “I Have Nothing”, as well as a remake of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You.” According to Billboard, Houston’s version of the 1974 classic hit became No. 1 on the Billboard chart as early as next week on November 28, 1992, becoming the fastest climb to the top of a woman at the time.

Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner embrace in the final scene from 1992 “The Bodyguard”.
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It also had a good run. The track spent 14 weeks in the top spot, according to Billboard, which at the time was “unprecedented” and sold over 3 million copies in nine weeks, according to Neilson Music, making it the best-selling single of the year.

A remake of “The Bodyguard” has been rumored for years, with Hollywood A-lists from Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson to Channing Tatum and Cardi B considered candidates for the film’s lead roles, according to Variety.

Lawrence Kasdan from Kasdan Pictures, who was the author-producer of the original film, and Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich from Rideback produce the new film. Ridebacks Nick Reynolds will produce in production.


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