Someone in the office started a rumor that The Bodyguard was going to be remade with Beyoncé and Ryan Reynolds.
Then someone said that Hugh Jackman and Miley Cyrus were going to play the classic roles.
Needless to say, the place went ballistic.
Part of the team felt Reynolds simply couldn't fill Kevin Costner's shoes (“Beyoncé needs a MAN!”) and part of the team became outraged on the basis that you can't remake the unremakable. (“It's like . . . it's like remaking Footloose!”)
No one was willing to discuss Cyrus in the same breath as our beloved Wolverine and our copy editor attempted to delete this sentence several times to make the idea go away.
After a giant sing-along of “I Will Always Love You,” we were still unable to identify two current movie stars who could make the idea of a Bodyguard remake palatable.
Really, is there any duo in the world that can bring back the magic of 1992?