A lot of people are done with all the remakes.
Even the news of Bel-Air, the dramatic remake of the ’90s sitcom favorite, The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, has probably been met with just as much scorn as it has anticipation.
It’s like every day there’s news of a new movie or TV show that has literally been done before, and often it’s the kind of timeless classic that leaves plenty of detractors expressing the same sentiment: Just leave it alone.
Also, some of these remake and reboot ideas are just bad.
According to TMZ, Tony-nominated playwright Matthew Lopez is reported to have been tapped to direct a remake of the classic 1992 romance drama, The Bodyguard, which starred Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner and gifted the world with Whitney’s cover of “I Will Always Love You,” the only remake associated with the film people are willing to accept, apparently.
TMZ recently caught Bobby Brown—another R&B legend who also happens to be the widower of the original movie’s star—at LAX where one of its reporters asked him straight up if he thought a remake of The Bodyguard was a bad idea, to which he simply and without hesitation exclaimed, “Yeah,” and swiftly kept it moving.
Brown’s response was kind compared to many of the Twitter responses.
The body guard remake is a set up for anybody major set up like it doesn’t matter how well you sing and act you are still going to get dragged. I don’t want my sister anywhere near that mess pic.twitter.com/cclYmCO0bc
— MOOON RIVEREEERRRRRR (@Candypeachesbey) September 15, 2021
Isn’t the remake of the body guard just Beyond the Lights??? Like indirectly but very much similar to the concept. That was a great movie. Let’s leave it at that https://t.co/rY3AqIbLaN
— Bougie Babe (@Xoxjlove) September 16, 2021
My goodness ,please leave the Body Guard alone! We do not want no remake. Y’all gettin outta hand , make new movies damn! https://t.co/LfaXzKxcaA
— Lo. (@SooLo__) September 16, 2021
— Lisa Lafayette (@Lisa_Lafayette) September 15, 2021
There’s also been some discussion as to who might be or should be cast in the new movie.
— HarloQuinn (@harleenebonales) September 16, 2021
What actress-singer do you think could play this role well& add their own flavor to this film? Actress: Saweetie?Teyana Taylor?*
Rihanna?* *would they be interested. My choices for lead actor? Henry Golding or Channing Tatum. https://t.co/6bjRJZoSnr
— JoeAndHelensDaughter (@MrsPitterson2u) September 16, 2021
IT IS FUCKING CRACK THEY ARE SMOKING IF THEY ARE CONSIDERING CARDI B TO DO REMAKE OF THE BODY GUARD https://t.co/O2wlEUm556
— Dre (@dreakrystle) September 15, 2021
Of course, none of those suggestions or speculation has been received well either.
A “Body Guard” remake starring Lizzo as Whitney and Chris Evans as Kevin Costner????
It’s a HARD No. leave it alone. pic.twitter.com/7dCfsyRAeL
— Travis Joél (@monsieurclasiqu) September 16, 2021
These people said Michelle Williams has the voice & body build to play Whitney Houston in the remake of The Body Guard. They need to leave that movie ALONE! No remake please.
— CiaraCatrice (@catrice_ciara) September 16, 2021
If y’all do a remake of the body guard with cardi b I promise you I’m protesting. The bodyguard doesn’t need a remake and Cardi is my girl but leave Whitney’s stuff ALONE
— The Mean Ass Lil Sister (@msandreacamille) September 15, 2021
So far, no announcements have been made in regards to casting decisions or details about what this remake will look like, but what is clear is that, if this thing is really happening, it will be an uphill battle to convince moviegoers this particular remake is worthwhile.
Sometimes it really is best to just leave the classics alone. Then again, who knows?