Warner Bros. is in the midst of remake fever, with the 1992 hit The Bodyguard the latest to get a retread.
The studio has hired Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer to write the script Studio-based Dan Lin will produce.
The original starred Kevin Costner and Whitney Houstonand spawned one of the biggest ballads of all time, “I Will Always Love You.” It entered on a former Secret Service agent hired to protect a world famous pop singer. While initially uncomfortable in her glitzy world, the man eventually falls for her, compromising his ability to protect her.
The original was written by Lawrence Kasdan and was the first script written by the scribe, best known for penning Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Big Chill. It was meant as a vehicle for Steve McQueen and Diana Ross.