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The Remake-O-Matic Now Brings Us THE BODYGUARD!!



Merrick here...

Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer will script a remake of THE BODYGUARD for Warner Bros.  Director Mick Jackson's 1992 original starred Kevin Costner as Frank Farmer, an ex-Secret Service dude charged with protecting supersinger Rachel Marron (Whitney Houston).  


Per THIS piece in THR....

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.

In the remake, the story would be updated so that the man would be a former Iraqi war vet.

No word yet on a director, but to me this feels like a Ratner.

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  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10 a.m. CST



    Horrific ....

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10 a.m. CST


    by bubcus

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:02 a.m. CST

    The singer can be Beyonce

    by DrManhattansUnit

    The bodyguard can be Kevin Costner, protecting her from Libyans angry that she played a paid private gig for the Dictator's playboy son.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Does this mean...?

    by roguechef664

    That we're gonna have to hear I Will Always Love You over and over again??? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:06 a.m. CST

    If they want an interracial romance...

    by Hipshot

    How about switching the races there? This is about the tenth depiction of black women with white men I've seen in a row, at a time when there are damned few depictions of black men with ANYBODY in major films. Since the statistics actually lean in favor of white women with black men, clearly this is nothing but the fantasy of white males. Either take the interracial aspect out, or be a little truer to reality. I get sick of this shit.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:09 a.m. CST


    by RogueWarrior65

    Feh. Feh. Feh! This is such light bullshit. No weapons expert in their right mind would close their eyes while aiming for a bad guy. Dumb. Aside from that, clearly Hollywood studio business management teams are feeling the recession by green lighting mostly stuff that they don't have to take a chance on. They figure that enough people will see a remake because they saw the original to recoup the production costs and everything else is gravy.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST

    "You're a maggot, Hollywood...

    by bagwanbob

    You're feeding off the corpse of the Old World...."

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:11 a.m. CST

    How about reporting on all the original movies, that are made every week?

    by RedEgiraahgnal

    Of course people think that Hollywood (and the movie industry in general) has run out of ideas, because everything sites like this do, is talking about the remakes. And that's exactly what the studios are counting on! They wouldn't remake movies, if nobody would talk about them. Name recognition! Or would we now talk about this movie, if the Kevin Costner vehicle wouldn't exist and it's the first time that the script went into production? Still, there are every week up to seven original movies starting at the U.S. Box Office alone, but oh well, no originality anymore! Boo fucking hoo.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:11 a.m. CST


    by Lashlarue

    Only in Hollywood movies do black women date white men. In real life they don't because they have small penises.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Just annouched: Remake of "The Pelican Brief"

    by kidicarus

    Starring a visibly aged Julia Roberts.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:14 a.m. CST

    If they want to switch the races then how about Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning?


    Just as long as they bring back Kevin Costner as the bad guy though... and have plenty of bombs in peoples asses.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Fantasy of white males???

    by dex1

    Where you gettin your info slick? Racist much?

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Dear God

    by SmokingRobot

    Please make it stop.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:16 a.m. CST

    This is a joke right?

    by Mr_P

    Anyway, on what planet is this "cool news"? Why is this here?

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Oh fuck noooo.

    by Bob

    Seriously, my sister must have played that goddamn "I will always love you" or whatever that bullshit song is called about a billion times over when that came out. Crackhead Huston was a terrible actress and the movie itself was just as bad. About the only saving grace of this, is it will probably cast someone more pop oriented, and I only listen to satellite radio, so it's easy to avoid, and third, I no longer talk to my sister.

  • Whatever happened to the Footloose remake that ranting about a few years ago? Was that ever shot? Or, is it still in "pre production"? I say AICN should ignore announcements about these remakes unless they are actually being shot. Fuck them.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Channing Tatum Rihanna

    by Katet19

    Channing Tatum and Rhianna starring in "Bwoy Guard my Boty" or they'll reverse it and Make The Body Guard Zoe Saldana and the dude some Justin Timberlake type pop star

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Starring Justin Beiber and the Rock

    by GeorgieBoy

    No, I stole that idea from another site, but thought it was funny. Wondering when they'll remake Best Little Whorehouse in Texas...

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:22 a.m. CST

    This Should Be Posted on

    by frakthetoasters

    Proof that Hollywood has run out of original ideas. Remaking this foolish crapulence.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:22 a.m. CST


    by Darth Busey

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:24 a.m. CST

    hipshot's got the right idea about switching races

    by bravogolfhotel

    For that matter, why not switch genders as well, and have the tough bodyguard be a woman and the vulnerable pop star be a man, and see how that goes? We all groaned to hear this news, but there's no good reason why revisiting an idea like this has to be boring.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:24 a.m. CST

    The singer - Jennifer Hudson/ The Bodyguard - Zac Efron

    by brocknroll

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Ok, now it's time to boycott.....

    by thot

    This whole remake mania has got to stop. Probably about 90% of them are inferior to the originals and the cynical Hollywood suits are figuring that as long as the public pays to see 'em, they'll keep churning 'em out. It's a numbers game. So little original film-making exists these days that it's worrisome. Where are the Indiana Joneses and Han Solos of our time? Why not a new Superhero? Even Avatard was a pathetic retread, (though some cool fx). A remake of "Soapdish"??? Really??? And now the amazing classic known as The Bodyguard? Hold on to your wallets people, it's gonna be a bumpy ride.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Let's really change things up Hollywood

    by Hardrock28

    How but something really crazy and creative, like a white girl and black guy...really get those creative juices flowing Hollywood. Jeeze, just when I thought the flow of remakes couldn't get any lower.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Once again... who cares?

    by codecrackx15

    This is like one step up from Bieber in the "who cares" department. Not to mention the news was broken last night and was on yahoo and google news feeds for the past 14 or 15 hours. (sigh)... Remember when Ain't it Cool News used to break cool news? Now it is more regurgitating crap that was posted somewhere else nationally.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:35 a.m. CST

    On the bright side...

    by bagwanbob

    It's nice to see that Hollywood's going green and recycling scripts...

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:35 a.m. CST

    hipshoit is right about the "black chick/white dude" Hollywood thing

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Hell, has Zoe Saldana EVER been involved with a black guy in a movie? It rarely happens the other way around. Remember The Pelican Brief, where you had Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts (both in their "sexy" early 90's superstar primes), and they barely even held hands throughout the entire movie? There seems to be a deliberate aversion to depicting interracial romances where the girl is white, and the guy is black/asian/latino/what have you, and yet it happens ALL THE FUCKING TIME when the genders are reversed. Bizarre.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:36 a.m. CST

    hipSHOT is right

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Damn 1996-era HTML...

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Yes, here we go, let's switch races AND genders

    by bravogolfhotel

    Tough black female bodyguard has to protect white male pop star, whose macho self-image makes him highly resistant to needing any bodyguard at all, so the friction is more intense. Pitch it to Paula Patton and Eminem. Yes. I'd pay to see that.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Heavens to Betsy

    by Keats

    I think the only reason anyone even remembers The Bodyguard exists is because of that horrible Whitney Houston song. What a terrible fucking idea.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:37 a.m. CST

    REMAKE AND A SEQUEL at the same time!

    by Chanoc

    Matt Dillon Reprising his role as Moody. You know how some guys never learn and now he´s all grown up and is the husband/representative of J-Lo but then they split up and he goea all bezerk on her with threats and what not´s and she befriends a nice lonely guy called Linderman (Adam Baldwin) who now protects J-Lo from bad guy Moody. So that way we could have a REMAKE AND A SEQUEL at the same time! We can add Chris Makepeace as the new good representative. And we could have Joan Cusack as J´Lo´s best friend.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Well, at least they are remaking bad movies now.

    by Mitch

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:46 a.m. CST

    anyone agreeing with hipshot

    by JAMF

    are you guys fucking crazy? i cant switch on the tv or radio without black men chasing after white women and white women cooing over some knuckle dragging rapper or whatnot. gimme a fucking break. the bm/wf crowd get PLENTY of coverage for their little fetish okay? i did, however, spit out my tea when i saw that little chink with the black girlfriend on flashforward haha that shit was hilarious!

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Lady Gaga and Mel Gibson

    by Spandau Belly

    Bring it on!

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:50 a.m. CST


    by dukeroberts

    As a white guy who has dated multiple black women, I say you are full of crap.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Zoe was with Nick Cannon in Drumline

    by Anakin_Piecocker

    and she's married to a white dude

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:52 a.m. CST

    This would be perfect for Rhiannah and George Clooney

    by Anakin_Piecocker

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Sean "Poof Doodily Daddily" Combs and Taylor Swift!

    by KingKirby

    Just imagine the press this one would get!

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Vin Diesel and Kei$ha

    by Gwynplaine

    Haha. That would be so horrible.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Fergie and Justin Beiber in a role reversal

    by Anakin_Piecocker

    Fergie can be the Bodyguard!

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 11:09 a.m. CST

    definitely call it the Bodyguard Too

    by HadWoodenTeethChasedMobyDick

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Beyonce/Timothy Olyphant

    by Cletus Van Damme

    Make it so

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Or...Mel Gibson with Barbara Streisand in blackface.

    by Cletus Van Damme

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Ya'll know the singer is going to be...

    by OSAMP1

    Will Smith's daughter. Whip your hair. The bodyguard would be Paul Walker or somebody like that.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Willow Smith!!!

    by Lucius Woodhouse

    And Robert Pattinson!!!!!

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 11:16 a.m. CST


    by Lucius Woodhouse

    osamp1 beat me to it....

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Want to se Black Men with White Women?

    by jarjarmessiah

    Just watch Maury Povitch. "You are not the father."

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Will the female star do crack after filming?

    by shaft478

    Or perhaps while filming? We all know the reason The Bodyguard was successful was Whitney's crack habit.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 11:22 a.m. CST

    I call....

    by Uridium

    ..Cristina Aguwhatever. She has been trying to break into the movie industry reicently. Oh, and FU Hollywood,.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 11:28 a.m. CST

    DJ Qualls and Gabourey Sidibe

    by AzulTool

    $200 million opening weekend.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 11:31 a.m. CST

    "...this feels like a Ratner.

    by sambafreak13

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 11:31 a.m. CST


    by sambafreak13

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Imagine how mind bending the Avatar remake will be.

    by UltraTron

    I never saw the original so this bodyguard is being taylor made for me. I can't wait to see the advances 20 years of technological developement will add to this story I've never seen. This will be the new star wars. Yes it requires a concentrated effort to not puke when saying things like this

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Singer: Adam Lambert Bodyguard: Vin Diesel

    by openthepodbaydoorshal


  • Feb. 24, 2011, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Let's Turn This Story Around:

    by Bald Evil

    Justin Timberlake as the singer and Sigourney Weaver as the bodyguard. I'd pay to see Weaver with a samurai sword carrying Justin Timberlake around.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Lets go through the Kasden library...Body Heat

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    with Ryan Gosling and Scarlett Johansson. The Big Chill ..whew..too many to mention..

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 11:43 a.m. CST

    and I blew the punch line..should have read

    by openthepodbaydoorshal


  • Feb. 24, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Woody Allen and Go-Go Yubari

    by Spandau Belly

    Woody plays clarinet, make him the musician.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Kloe and Lamar.

    by Gwynplaine

    It could be the worst movie ever made.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 11:58 a.m. CST

    They Should do it with Puppets

    by cat

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Katy Perry and a guard dog.

    by Gwynplaine

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Sam Jackson and Miley Cyrus

    by UltraTron

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 12:02 p.m. CST

    The Bodyguard's a former Iraq vet?

    by BigH

    Now there's a new twist that will turn the whole plot upside-down...

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Michelle Rodriguez and Lady Ga Ga

    by rahtard

    Yeah. You know it.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 12:02 p.m. CST

    This must represent some new kind of low...

    by ChickenStu

    "The Bodyguard" is a piece of shit anyway.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Kevin Costner and Ru Paul

    by Gwynplaine

  • And the studio heads wonder why we don't want to pay over $10-15 to see the majority of their crap.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Beat Takeshi and Liza

    by Fred

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Another 1990s remake? Seriously?

    by Mantula

    I feel like we're getting closer to a time when we'll be sitting in a theater and see a trailer for a remake of the movie we're there to see!

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 12:21 p.m. CST

    How do you remake a masterpiece?

    by Orion

    I mean, really?

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 12:23 p.m. CST

    It was SUCH a bad movie then...and I am sure it will be JUST as bad now

    by Arcangel2020

    This is yet more craptacular unnecessary remake-a-movie news from Hollywood!! I remember seeing "The Bodyguard" with Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston when it came out in the Theaters in...what? 1992/93? I was dragged to the cheapy theater to see it with a girl I was dating back then. I remember thinking after I saw wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be...but it was also a really lame, cheezy movie I wouldn't have paid to go see by myself. I also remember that that was the era/time frame of where you could not get away from the horrible, horrible constant airing on the radio of Whitney Houston's remake of Dolly Pardon's "I Will Always Love You" got to the point that anyone in their right mind would change the station immediately or take a gun and shoot the radio it was coming from into a million little pieces...yeah it was THAT horrible!! Ha!! Even to this day when I happen to catch this movie on TV and I watch it...only if I am really bored and have no DVDS to watch or nothing to do's still a really, really bad movie...but it's SO bad that it's actually cheesy fun to re-watch even after all these years later. I am sure that the so-called "Brainiacs" at the Studio which is going to remake THIS little...ahem..."gem" of a movie got the idea after being up for a week straight and totally coked out of their minds on premium blow. I mean how else can you explain the idea behind the remake...excuse me, maybe that's not the PC term anymore...the "reimagining" if you will, of a crappy film?!?! It's pretty freakin' sad that studio execs are taking to greenlighting remakes of really, really bad films from the past and subjecting the public to such trash...then again, if you remake a film and put a few brainless, non-talented (or very limited talent) actors/actresses, update the storyline and the music? People will go for anything these days I suppose....

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 12:33 p.m. CST


    by Rob

    Bodyguard: Carrie Fisher Singer: Adam Sandler

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Tom cruise and Katy Holmes

    by Rob

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Two dudes

    by startrek

    Just make it two dudes. One white and one Asian. Enough with the black and white shit.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Keep the entire cast from the

    by Rob

    original, except replace Whitney with Bobby Brown.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Starring Jaden Smith as Frank Farmer

    by craptacular

    Search your feelings... you know it to be true...

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Taylor Swift and Kanye West...

    by MamboMan

    with Taylor being the bodyguard. "Imma let you finish... but The Bodyguard was the greatest Bodyguard movie of all time!!!!! of all time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Amy Winehouse and Nick Nolte

    by Spandau Belly

    Can you imagine the bar bill?

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water...

    by NemesisOfZod

    Yesterday I was telling my wife that the world seemed like a sad and empty place without a remake of the greatest film in all of cinematic history. Today I read that they will be remaking The Bodyguard. Hopefully we can get Channing Tatum and Megan Fox into the leading roles.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 12:48 p.m. CST

    The bodyguard has to protect Rihana from Chris Brown.

    by dailysportspages

    Based on a true story.

  • Please..... I'm 39 on Sunday and this shit is making me feel old.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Aretha Franklin and Clint Eastwood

    by openthepodbaydoorshal


  • Feb. 24, 2011, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Agent Cody Banks protecting Merrick's favorite

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Justin Bieber.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 1:02 p.m. CST

    gabba-uk, 39 in Hollywood terms is ancient.

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Hows those Social Security checks working for ya..?

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 1:05 p.m. CST

    At least bring back Mike Starr

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    He's one of the best character actors of all time.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST


    by Darth Busey

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    well at least they waited longer for this one than the

    by Andy Pandy

    Spider Man remake

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 1:26 p.m. CST


    by Hipshot

    You're talking about reality: white women like black men just fine, and relationships that way outnumber the opposite. Film on the other hand is the fantasies of the group making them: in this case, primarily white males. Like all males (and all people) they like to fantacize that they are the center of the universe: tougher, stronger, smarter, sexier. Fine. And you guys have the right to make such films, and to exclude black or Asian men from having sex in movies (try to find one having sex in any movie that makes over 100 million domestic. You can't, with the single exception of "Crouching Tiger"). So you have the right to create and enjoy a fantasy world in which all women prefer you. And I have the right to point out that this has nothing to do with reality, and is bullshit adolescent dreaming.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Never been on the social.

    by Gabba-UK

    I've had this thing called a job since 18. It's great because it means I can buy stuff like the iPhone I'm using to type this. In all seriousness however I think an addition to the two certain things in life should now be considered by the public. Death, Taxes and remakes we didn't ask for.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 1:26 p.m. CST

    This could work has a sleazy Paul Schrader type movie.

    by yamayama

    Set it in the world of a porn star who does dehumanising hardcore porn. Set it around the area of San frenando Valley. In real life that place is stalker central with guys just driving around all day looking for meat to follow. Annabel Chong had to wear a disguise in public for almost six months after she done The gangbang movie. Think about that. So many nutters chasing after you. Have the porn stars agent call in the bodyguard after a porn director threatens her with some sort of Khan Tusion type madness. Have the fight scenes like Jason Bourne is fighting in a nightclub against a gang of NFL bouncers. Really vicious stuff. Now casting is going to be a bitch. If he can keep himself clean i would get Tom Sizemore has the Bodyguard. And a damaged Charisma Carpenter has the porn star. Mindgames. Mindgames!!

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 1:27 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    It'll be their healing movie.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 1:32 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    That's genius!

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 1:36 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Cue the Kleenex.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Speaking of Rihanna....

    by Gabba-UK

    We can justifiably dis the Bieber for many things but you've got to give him props for having the self-confidence to ask out a woman seven years his senior when not even of (US) legal age. Respect to him there.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 1:40 p.m. CST


    by JAMF

    man you are really hung up on this shit arent you? what are you, a black man no white woman will touch? why the fuck do blacks expect us to pander to them on these issues? yes a white man making a film is more likely to select a white male lead and white female lead! why? because thats his own experience of life! furthermore, there are more white women with white men than there are white women with black men, so of course there will be more films with that setup too. why would a white man go out of his way to make a film about bm/wf which he knows/cares nothing about?? so you wanna fix this Great Injustice? then why dont you go make a load of shitty "black oriented movies" like spike lee featuring a black male lead fucking white girls all over town. then you wont have to complain to us anymore.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 1:44 p.m. CST

    justin bebier and willow smith

    by ORIONgods

    300 million dollars right there

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 2:07 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Rihanna: "Is you in yet?"

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Sherman Hemsley & Tina Fey

    by Wilford_Brimleys_Diabetes_Rage

    200 Million Opening Weekend

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 2:15 p.m. CST

    RE: Make it one white chick and 5 black bodyguards

    by Stalkeye

    LMMFAO BSB, Bravo sir!

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 2:16 p.m. CST

    If Kim KarASSian was casted...

    by Stalkeye

    ..would it be renamed; The Bootyguard? If so, I'm auditioning for the Male lead!

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 2:17 p.m. CST

    When Costner was cool & Whitney wasn't on crack

    by Mennen

    the good ol' days

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Katy Perry and Elmo

    by Gozu

    Now that I'd see.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Harry Knowles and ScriptGirl

    by Stalkeye

    cause there's no WAY any would be assassin can get through Fatty Harry, whose body guards a radius of 20 ft around scriptgirl. Now that's a movie I would pay to see. Someone make a fan film and star that fat fuck in the black spidey outfit as Harry. Make it so.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 2:23 p.m. CST


    by Sanyi

    not that the original is a masterpiece but come on, fuck that! seriously, fuck it all.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 2:24 p.m. CST

    No one mention?? Lady Gaga and Jason Stratham

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    He guards her meat...

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 2:27 p.m. CST

    the world is ending. fuck this shit news. fucking shit.

    by sam jacksons wig

    hollywood is now breaking through the bottom of the barrel. dont let will smith or any of his fucking family near this one.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 3:04 p.m. CST

    This remaking thing is out of control

    by matineer

    That is all.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Why dont they just call these things something else?

    by Jaka

    Write a similar story, change a few key points and CALL IT SOMETHING ELSE! Gah!

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST


    by F-18

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST

    I'm going to start boycotting theatric releases...

    by 77AD

    Seriously, it's getting to point where most theatric releases should be straight to DVD or basic cable. I can't wait for remakes of remakes. Finding a good film today is like finding good music, you have to be a fucking detective to find anything original or inspired.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Even when I was 12 I thought this was generic shit.

    by Larrylongballs

    So I say go make it. Give Asstin Kuntcheck or Bruce Willis something to do for a couple of months.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Wasn't Costner planning a sequel with Britney Spears at one stage?

    by Larrylongballs

    I wonder why that one fell through?

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Billy Bob Thornton and Alanis Morrisette

    by Larrylongballs

    This would be comedy gold.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Charlie Sheen and Whitney Houston

    by Gwynplaine

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Arcade Fire and Nicki Minaj...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...that's all I got, sorry.

  • will always hate this movieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Snooki and Russell Crowe

    by Gwynplaine

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Tyler Perry protecting Madea

    by Gwynplaine


  • Feb. 24, 2011, 4:29 p.m. CST


    by Hipshot

    "Hung up" as in it irritates me? Sure. As in it's indicative of some deep dysfunction in my personality? Nope, not at all. Here's what pisses me off: that black (or Asian) men cannot have sex in movies without it killing box office. While white males, only in their fantasy worlds, are getting it off with black and Asian chicks while non-white males get none. I have no interest in seeing interracial relationships, nor an aversion. But when it all goes one way, contrary to real-life statistics, this is clearly the fantasies of frightened, childish pseudo-adults, trying to buttress their cinematic castles against the onslaught of the dark-skinned masses. You have no idea what I have or haven't done in media, let alone my sex life, which allows me to chuckle at your attempts to insult me. It amuses me to point this particular bit of cultural bullshit out, knowing that there is really no come-back other than "we can get away with it, kiss my white ass." Isn't this fun?

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 4:31 p.m. CST


    by Aquanaut

    because calling it something else would remove its brand name appeal... which is one of the reasons why remakes flourish and perpetuate.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Kasdan's original

    by Roninf5

    script is actually really good. The security procedures and situations are mostly realistic and interesting and the dynamic between Farmer and Rachael and her staff is played well. This movie would have been dynamite if mid-seventies McQueen had starred but I thought Costner did a pretty good job. The movie though is ruined by that crackhead Houston. She is not a professional actress and it shows. She was just awful and by the end I wanted to see that assassin blow her damn head off. If they must remake the movie hire somebody that can act first and sing second. God knows that most "singers" nowadays can't carry a tune without computer enhanced assistance so it'll be easy to fake the music numbers. And make the singer a sexy sweet 17 year-old pop-tart and the bodyguard an ex Secret Service man in his forties. I'd buy that for a dollar. I'll add to the racial controversy: According to the US Dept. of Justice, in 2005 37,400 white women were raped by black men and the number of black women raped by white men was statistically zero.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 4:42 p.m. CST

    hipshot OWNED jamf!!

    by Oprah_Duke

    As a handsome black man who fucks the living daylights out of a beautiful white woman on a daily and consistent basis, I salute you Mr. Hip!!

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 4:49 p.m. CST


    by Oprah_Duke

    What is the proximity of white women in low income, crime ridden and predominately black areas vs the reverse for black women?<p> Nice way to insert your racism into the statistics roninf5.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 4:56 p.m. CST


    by Hipshot

    Your statistic would seem irrelevant to the current discussion. If you'd care to phrase your thoughts more relevantly, I'd be happy to engage.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Racist statistics

    by Roninf5

    I don't know the answer to your question. Here's the statistical tables pdf. Look it up yourself. You should also realize that with your statement that black areas are poor, crime ridden, and dangerous for white women betrays your own deep seated racism. I think you need to attend a Diversity/racial sensitivity seminar pronto.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 5:14 p.m. CST


    by Oprah_Duke

    roninf5 you sir are an idiot. I never said black areas ARE poor, crime ridden , and dangerous.<p> I was specifically speaking of the areas that fit that description and those areas ALONE.<p> Try reading my statement for comprehension this time.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Remake Jet Li's Bodyguard From Beijing instead..

    by CodeName

    and then call it Bodyguard From Baton Rouge, or something.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Lady Gaga and Nicholas Cage! Who gets to be the crazier one in the movie?

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 6:56 p.m. CST

    ...but to me this feels like a Ratner.

    by maxjohnson1971

    To me, this feels like shit warmed over.

  • with 3 tits and a missing eye, and a nasty coke habit. The Midge is also a sex addict.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Did I also mention that the midge has the worst case of

    by TheJudger

    Eczema ever documented, The midges skin looks like puss filled tree bark.

  • I could see Timberlake, who has so far been proving himself to be a capable actor who has been dedicating himself to the craft, playing an Eminem type, and being protected by someone like Saldana playing a former Army MP who, just home from tours of duty in Iraq, aspires to be in the FBI or Secret Service who finds herself slumming it in the meantime working for an LA private security agency. I suggest these two because I think together they could possibly have good on-screen chemistry, and each appear to be interesting actors to see doing bigger roles in the movies. Flipping genders and races would up-end both gender and racial stereotypes but I think it would still be believable in this day and age (as the way the two characters I've described here). I believe this angle would appeal to the younger crowd, "urban" and suburban, and you'd also have the cute girl who's a bad-ass action girl angle to work with too.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Hollywood execs = Cunts.

    by gabbygall

    Remaking films that were fucking awful the first time around. Saying that, I saw Clash of the Titans remake the other night and I thought it was actually rather good all things considered.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 8:16 p.m. CST

    jim jam bongs

    by Hipshot

    Your suggestion would be more likely than simply flipping the races, that's for sure. You aren't going to see Will Smith and Taylor Swift, that's for sure.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Iggy Pop as the singer. Reginald VelJohnson as the bodyguard.

    by scriptgirl_nipples

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Mick Jagger

    by Gwynplaine

    Sorry that's all I got.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 10:32 p.m. CST

    I'm watching "I Spit on Your Grave" Remake now..

    by darthwaz1

    Only 30 min into it and I can already tell the original is far superior...fucking remakes!!

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 3:41 a.m. CST

    All Remakes Updated with an Iraqi War Vet These Days...

    by Alice Cooper Stalker

    Isn't that the same line we heard about Riggs in the updated Lethal Weapon?

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 4:25 a.m. CST

    The song; I will always love you is the worst since..

    by Stalkeye

    ...that other movie based song; You light up my life. AAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 6:07 a.m. CST

    I thought this was already remade ...

    by enya_mouf

    .. in Hong Kong, it was called 'The bodyguard from Beijing' starring Jet Li (called 'The Defender' in America). A far superior film and Jet Li would kick Kevin Costner's ass!! It's on IMDB and youtube if you want to check it out.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 6:17 a.m. CST

    You know what you never see: A chinese dude with a black woman

    by Bobo_Vision

    And we all know what that's about......right?

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 6:20 a.m. CST

    I've seen black dudes with white women in films

    by Bobo_Vision

    There's that movie Mandingo, and then in Traffic when the drug dealer fucks Michael Douglas's daughter. And of course "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" Answer: A black man! <p> That is all.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 6:23 a.m. CST

    I feel old...

    by GM1976

    Does it bother anyone else that they are remaking movies that aren't even 20 years old yet? I bet this is to boost sales for the 20th Anniversary Bodyguard DVD & Blu ray sets next year. Why not gear it toward the Twilight crowd and have a Werewolf be the bodyguard for a.....oh wait, they already did that.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 6:36 a.m. CST

    white women with black men

    by darthsynn

    I see that everywhere. The mall, the grocery store, theatres. If Hollywood wants to go with the opposite of that, fine by me. I find it refreshing. And yes, I live in the South.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 7:19 a.m. CST

    Throw Will Smith on Costners place

    by tomimt

    and some random female singer on Houstons place => megahit like no other.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 7:49 a.m. CST

    bobo_vision ever saw Romeo must Die?

    by Stalkeye

    a psuedo romantic actioner starring Jet Li and Alleyah. Nice attempt but not ballsy enough.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 7:50 a.m. CST

    As the Brothas would say..

    by Stalkeye

    ..where da white women at?

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Confirmed: singer is Miley Cirus and the bodyguard is

    by Nabster

    Steve Buscemi, and the twist is there's another body guard that makes it a steamy and slightly homosexual love triangle. I can confirm Gene Hackman and Kevin Pollock are both being considered for the role. My studio contact also told me in a shocking third act twist you find out the assassin is one of the body guards. Shockingly, It turns out they're both the assassin.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 8:17 a.m. CST


    by steves

    Liam Neeson has filmed a new scene for the Blu-Ray edition of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith. Frank Oz also involved.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 8:21 a.m. CST

    As Leonard from Community would say:

    by Bobo_Vision

    "Where the white women at?"

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Romeo Must Die? Never seen it. Did that co-star DMX?

    by Bobo_Vision

    Jet Li with Aaliyah? That's some science fiction right there.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Where the white women at????

    by Oprah_Duke

    Throwing themselves at black men.<p> FACT!

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 8:44 a.m. CST

    I can't see through my tears...

    by jellypop

    The pain is intense..not another bloody reboot. Hollywood has lost its self-respect. As for the casting? Lets not even really care...I don't.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 8:47 a.m. CST

    James Franco guarding Betty White?

    by Sw0rdfish

    Or vice versa?

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 9:01 a.m. CST

    swordfish.....that's the casting for the Guarding Tess remake

    by Bobo_Vision

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 9:17 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    A browse through Craigslist and 20 roses ought to rectify that.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 9:40 a.m. CST


    by Hipshot

    Your comment references my point: that white guys are controlling the image systems, bending them to reflect a fantasy of the world: whether that is women of all races preferring them, black men dying first, or whatever. Through production and/or ticket sales. I'm merely pointing it out, not suggesting it should change. And suggesting that the same preferences control economics, incarceration, and other statistics. Thanks for your honesty--helps me prove my point.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 9:53 a.m. CST

    [dioxholster] Better big butts than a pancake ass.

    by Stalkeye

    Regardless of Race, of course.

  • Once you went Black, did you go back?

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 9:56 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 9:58 a.m. CST

    and i will always glove you, leading man

    by Smack_Teddy

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 10:01 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 10:03 a.m. CST

    For fuck's sake! Is it April 1st already?

    by Dr Gregory House

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 10:17 a.m. CST


    by Hipshot

    Funny. She wants a "Blair Underwood" type. I've been in a room with Blair. Anyone who doesn't think invisibility exists should try it. I could have been wearing a clown nose and pink wings, and not a woman in the room would have seen me. Talk about a chick magnet!

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Race Trolls

    by dex1

    rampant in this thread...i'm looking at you hipshot

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Was the headline for this article changed?

    by Keats

    Seems like it was different before, but it could be just an effect of the medication.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 10:39 a.m. CST


    by Hipshot

    Hey, if you define "race troll" as someone who discusses racial images in films, go right ahead. I myself would define a "troll" as someone who insults, demeans, or takes positions he does not believe merely to trigger controversy. I've done none of those things. Your definition, sir?

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Flipping the races AND genders...

    by Keats

    would put you back where you started, except the singer would be the white man and the bodyguard would be the black woman. So it would be easier just to say you were flipping the occupations. Looking forward to ignoring the existence of this movie.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Hey Hollywood: NO ONE CARES!

    by quadrupletree

    Who gives a shit about this??

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 10:54 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    I can see that. Blair is a stunning man.

  • the bodyguard should be a thuggish black guy who is secretly homoxexual and has a relationship with a Justin Bieber-like character. This would be true to life as the hyper-masculinity that is exhibited by the "gangsta" community is usually a mask for homosexual tendencies......this would be a brave move by Hollywood. It would be called "Down Low Mountain" and would instantly be Oscar (Meyer) worthy....

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 11:13 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Remake should star Miley Cyrus and Kevin Costner


    how creepy would that be. I would actually watch that just for the WTF factor.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 11:16 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 11:19 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    That'll bring black and white men together.

  • nobody handles the pole like a Sistah. NOBODY!

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 11:24 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    I think some Nubian princes might disagree?

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 11:29 a.m. CST


    by Hipshot

    I'm unaware of any stats suggesting that there is more homosexuality among black than white youths. If you are, please provide. If you were joking...that shit was funny.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 11:34 a.m. CST

    I think Low Down Mountain has serious potential


    Only thing is, straight African American males are seriously homophobic so I'm not sure if this movie would find a larger audience than just gays like Brokeback did. But, it would truly be a revolutionary film.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Sorry: Down Low Mountain is much better


    plus it's an oxymoron.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Omar was gay.

    by Keats

    And Greggs, too. Seems like Omar was mostly into white or hispanic men. Remember Brand Nubian? I hate puns.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    in low down/down low mountain

    by Smack_Teddy

    the guy needs to be a very religious man too, but more of a purely good intentioned spiritual sense...who has a nasty overbearing right wing Christian wife who secretly beats him and scolds him with boiling water pans and irons and reefer-lit ends, then tells him "Shush!" before tenderly gag-fucking him while uttering the lords name....his new client will show him real love for himself and for others around him and set him freeeeeeeee!

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Yeah, but that homophobia amongst black males you speak of....

    by maverick68

    is often hiding something much deeper....

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 12:08 p.m. CST

    I highly doubt..

    by Stalkeye

    ..that the gay ratio among Blacks are higher than Whites. (And yes, i have heard of that term Down Low from some News piece.) Blacks are way too Homophobic to be biting a pillow. Now, Prison might be a different story thanks to Oz's Adelbisi. (0: "If five fingers can't get it done, it can't be done". Quote from 80's Blaxploitation film Penetentary.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Omar from The Wire was Gay?

    by Stalkeye

    Hmmm, I never bothered to watch the rest of the series to find out. But that Black Cop from The Shield, was definately a fudge packer. No pun intended.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 12:27 p.m. CST

    maverick68 it's all about tolerence

    by Stalkeye

    A lot of people Black, White, whatever are taught that same sex relations are deviant practices.when one is old/mature enough to judge a person for who s/he is and not their orientation,race,etc. Then there's progress.... .....but in the real world, that shit aint gonna fly. Welcome to the Human Race. (0:'

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Homophobia in the black community...

    by Hipshot

    Is probably a little higher. Poor communities tend to be more socially conservative in some interesting ways. In addition, the perception that homosexuals are weak and "feminine" is an additional burden to many, who already feel marginalized and powerless. This can all lead to some ugly attitudes. I will say, however, that I doubt there's more homophobia among blacks than there is racism among gays. Human beings carry a lot of fear, and it is often expressed in anger and exclusion.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Well said Hipshot

    by Stalkeye

    Gays (also) cannot always cry victim when they tend to look down at other Races. This preconceived notion that they are always the victim is somewhat hypocritical. Amirite?

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    I used to think being oppressed...

    by Hipshot

    automatically gave empathy for others. Stats on homophobia in the black community disabused me of THAT notion. And comments from black gay friends who said they would rather be gay among blacks than black among gays woke me up to another. ## I remember years back I was writing for a men's fitness magazine, and noticed that none of the male models were black. I found that interesting: was it deliberate? Was it a statement about their perceived audience? The editor in chief was a friend I'd worked with on another magazine, and while we were at lunch one day I asked him about it. He got very quiet, and said that the subject had come up at a staff meeting, and that the art director, who was white and gay, had refused to hire black models because he didn't find them attractive. Well, now...that's interesting. And of course, any magazine has a right to do that. And readers, of course, then have the right to notify the public that that is the magazine's attitude, so that people can make informed decisions about where they spend their money. Fair is fair.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Justin Bieber w/ Zoe Saldana as THE BODYGUARD

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Box office GOLD.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Eminem vs Lil Kim's booty

    by dex1

    i would watch that all day

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 2:37 p.m. CST

    the notion that there is more racism amongst gays

    by Smack_Teddy

    than homophobia amongst 'blacks', or the other way around, is ridiculous or absurd in its simplicity without any actual objective kind of proof...but that's why its important to talk openly and respectfully yet 'confrontationally' to one another, from one 'group' or 'community' or representative of one to the other, about these issues if they prey on someones mind, even if they do start with simple-generalized concepts or identifications

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 2:51 p.m. CST

    George Clooney and Michelle Obama

    by dex1

    gettin busy would get my 6 bucks ; )

  • Feb. 26, 2011, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Zooey Deschanel and Michael Jai

    by Dennis_Moore

    And on the subject of rare HW movies with a black male and white woman love interests, someone should adapt Frazetta's painting for The Moon Maid of that black centaur with that pale naked white woman with the bodacious ass. My parents had that in a calendar in the 1970's which was often ogled by my brothers and I. Hot illustration.

  • Feb. 26, 2011, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Also, Vanessa Hudgens and my face.

    by Dennis_Moore

    Not relevant to the thread--I merely enjoy imagining that.

  • Feb. 26, 2011, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Met Michael Jai White

    by Hipshot

    A few days back, at the Dwayne McDuffie tribute. Christ, what an impressive man. When I think how Hollywood bent over backwards to create careers for Steven Seagal and Jean-Claud Van Damme, it makes me want to vomit how underused this man it.

  • Feb. 26, 2011, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Justin Bieber with Chynna as the bodyguard

    by JoeSixPack

    If you remake it, remake it right. Bieber in Whitney's role, Chynna or another strongwoman in Costner's.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 2:50 a.m. CST


    by Marat

    Wasn't Tomas Arana the killer in this? Fuck remaking such perfection.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:25 a.m. CST

    The race/gender switch is a great idea.

    by David Cloverfield

    Yes, there's a little suspension of disbelief but it could be very interesting. So sad to see movie gender roles go the way of Bella...

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Make it two dudes.....

    by zyzy_b

    as a buddy comedy. Feel free to paypal me for the rewrite

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:13 p.m. CST

    whats the point

    by GuruOfFunk

    Does anyone REALLY care about this. Seriously, whats the point of remaking this.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST


    by Wcwlkr

    Somethings need to just be left as is. I mean seriously come on now. You want to remake everything. What's next Passenger 57? The Goonies?