90s superhit `The Bodyguard` to be remade

Last Updated: Feb 24, 2011, 18:41 PM IST

Los Angeles: `Bodyguard`, the 90`s superhit starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner is set for a second innings at the box office.

The 1992 movie, which took USD 411 million at the worldwide box office, is being remade by Hollywood studios Warner Bros, reported a website.

The film will be scripted by Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer and will be in the same vein as the original. The original film told the tale of a Secret Service agent, played by Costner, who was drafted to protect a popstar, played by Houston, whose life has been threatened by a stalker. He then falls for her but knows they can`t have relationship because of his job and they part ways.

The new version will revolve around a bodyguard, who is a former Iraq war veteran, hired to protect the singing star, his first job since leaving the army.

He discovers that the world of Twitter, Facebook and gossip websites has made access to celebrities easier than ever, making the job more difficult.

Although no stars have been signed to the project, producers are keen to get a young female singer with global appeal and give her the platform that `The Bodyguard` gave for Houston.

PTI