Rihanna in Bodyguard remake?
You know it's not as inconceivable as it sounds, a remake of The Bodyguard starring a new pop icon that hasn't destroyed their life with drugs, and yet I can't help but think this story of Rihanna starring in the role Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner made famous sounds a little far fetched.
I mean that film is a pretty strong one and a favourite with audiences. Although saying that there are remakes of classics galore at the moment so why not The Bodyguard?
However with the story coming from sources with no real quote on the film, and just referencing scripts, and with more to the story about her recent public appearance in the tabloids, this has to be just complete dirge.
Or does it? As I said it's not inconceivable that a film like The Bodyguard could be remade with more relevant actors, Hollywood is carrying out far worse crimes against film at the moment, and this would be hardly deemed as such would it?
According to WENN through Hollywood.com a “source” - oh yes, you can see this one tainted a mile off – said that the New York Daily News – and note no links for any of this – said that she is:
“...the singer is lined up to take on Houston's role as a music star who lives in fear of a stalker in an updated version of The Bodyguard...”
How do they know? A source told them, and the best quote we get from that story is:
“Before the situation with Chris, Ri was getting a lot of scripts. She’s been wanting to do movies for a while now.”
Wow, hardly confirmation. It does sound like either a fabricated story on the back of a source wanting some air time or perhaps a move to see what the public would think about the remake idea before they go ahead and start the idea. Perhaps it's even just to gain Rihanna some positive publicity, or maybe the media sources themselves - am I being too cynical?
While the story is tenuous to say the least, the idea isn't that bad is it? A remake of The Bodyguard could work really well, updated with a new pop icon and a new leading Hollywood actor. It's not that hallowed a film and it does look a little dated and cheesy now, but could anyone replicate that power of a theme song?