Is there any movie that's safe from the remake treatment? It seems not as 'The Bodyguard' is the latest to be reimagined as a "new" feature.
It was pretty silly in parts and the acting could be questionable. But damn was the on-screen chemistry fiyah and Houston's songs in it were stunning.
The music legend crooned the likes of "I Have Nothing", "Run to You" and, of course, "I Will Always Love You" for 'The Bodyguard' soundtrack, which remains the best-selling soundtrack album of all time.
The success of the feature at the box office is also nothing to turn your nose at. It made $411 million globally against a $25 million budget. It was also the second highest-grossing film of 1992 (after Disney's 'Aladdin').
The remake of 'The Bodyguard' is still in early stages but it officially has a writer in Matthew López.
The Tony-nominated playwright previously penned 'The Inheritance', which was an award-winning hit on both the West End and Broadway.
López is also currently co-writing the musical adaptation of the classic film 'Some Like It Hot.'
It seems he's a hot property in film and TV as well as theatre as he signed an overall television development deal with Amazon Studios in 2020.
He is also scripting a feature film based on the life of Tennessee Williams, who wrote 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof', and his longtime partner Frank Merlo.
'The Bodyguard' remake has a number of producers attached at this stage, including Lawrence Kasdan of Kasdan Pictures (the writer-producer of the original 1992 movie), and Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich of Rideback; plus Rideback’s Nick Reynolds will executive produce.
There's no cast yet but Variety reports that "Combos from Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson to Channing Tatum and Cardi B have been floated." Should prove an interesting cast then...