Classic ‘Ghost’ Being Turned into TV Series by ‘Fringe’ Writers
Ghost, directed by Jerry Zucker and released in 1990, was a huge box office success. The film was directed by Jerry Zucker and starred by late Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze and Whoopi Goldberg. It won 2 Oscars and grossed more than $450 million being the number two highest grossing film of the year.
And now Paramount is finally getting around to remaking the hit film for the small screen almost 23 years after cinema release, reports Deadline.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Akiva and Jeff, two deeply creative and accomplished talents, on the television adaptation of this classic supernatural drama,” says Paramount TV president Amy Powell.
A Beautiful Mind‘s Akiva Goldsman and TV veteran Jeff Pinkner (who worked together on Fringe) will write a pilot for a prospective television series based on the movie. However, there is no indication whether the new Ghost will feature any characters from Zucker’s film.
It’s a classic supernatural romance movie in which Sam (Patrick Swayze), a murdered man, tries to contact his girlfriend Molly (Demi Moore) from beyond the grave with the help of medium Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg). The movie includes floods of tears with endless parodies of erotic pottery scene between Molly and Sam.
“I was thinking about being a young actress and getting this script that Joe Rubin had written and finding it so fascinating and different. It’s a love story, and it’s a guy – a dead guy – trying to save his wife – and there is a comedy part, but really it’s a love story”, Moore said about the film earlier this year.
“It’s something that touches people’s heart, it transcends and has comforted people’s soul in great loss and it has instilled a sense of hope and magic that those we love are always still with us.” Moore added.
The film also inspired a musical stage version, Ghost: The Musical, in 2011.
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