The 1992 film, which also starred noted actor and filmmaker Kevin Costner, catapulted Houston to yet another level of intergalactic fame. Houston also belted out the monstrous single “I Will Always Love You,” the primary factor behind making Bodyguard bestselling motion picture soundtrack of all time.
Variety reported that Matthew López, the Tony-nominated playwright of The Inheritance, has been charged to write the remake. The movie will reportedly be inspired by the original romantic drama which grossed more than $400 million worldwide.
Brown is an R&B legend himself who also happens to be the widower of Houston. “The Greatest Love of All” singer passed away at age 48 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on the eve of the Grammy Awards in 2012.
TMZ caught up with Brown as he deplaned at the Los Angeles International Airport. One of its reporters asked him if he thought a remake of The Bodyguard was a bad idea, to which he responded with an emphatic “yeah,” and then walked off in disgust.
Brown’s was the kindest of the responses to the prospect of a Bodyguard remake. Many Twitter users were even more repulsed by the idea.
Check out some of their responses.
This is such a horrible idea. There is no need for a remake of the legendary movie, The Bodyguard. Hollywood refusing to invest in new talent and create new stories is pure laziness at this point. https://t.co/ou7ameQCWW
— 𝙱𝚎𝚌𝚌𝚊. (@MJFINESSELOVER) September 15, 2021
A Bodyguard remake is a bad idea. The original movie wasn’t even good. It was Whitney and them vocals. Pls, who amongst us could?
— Terrance… (@iTerryTommy) September 15, 2021
Why?!?! Is this remake gonna have a fire, stand on its own soundtrack? Probably not. Then why the f*** do it?!?! IF YOU MUST…get @ChloeBailey or @Normani . At least you'd have some hope but honestly, why ya'll like headaches? https://t.co/DFRVfwPrKA
— awkweird (@AwkweirdMonkey) September 15, 2021
Here is a quick thread of why a remake of #TheBodyguard will NOT work:
1. Whitney Houston
That’s it. That’s the entire thread. https://t.co/GeN3ukQwJd
— Black Mommy Activist, PhD🎙 (@kayewhitehead) September 16, 2021