A remake of The Bodyguard has been greenlit for development at Warner Bros and Tony-nominated playwright Matthew López has been tapped to write the script.
The remake will be inspired by the original 1992 smash-hit movie. Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner co-starred in the film that earned more than $400-million for the film. The film’s self-titled soundtrack had numerous hits including the ever-popular ballad “I Will Always Love You.” The album won many awards including the Grammy for Album of the Year in 1994.
López is known for The Inheritance, a two-part epic centered on a group of LGBTQ New Yorkers, two decades after the height of the AIDS epidemic. The show scored 11 Tony nominations including Best Play despite a short run on Broadway.
His other works include The Whipping Man and The Legend of Georgia McBride. Also, he’s worked on Somewhere, Reverberation, The Sentinels, and Zoey’s Perfect Winter.
In addition to The Bodyguard remake, it is reported that López is also working on a musical adaptation of Some Like It Hot, and a feature adaptation of Leading Men; the latter focusing on writer Tennessee Williams and his partner Frank Merlo.