A “Ghost” remake starring Channing Tatum is on the way? possible As part of a new Vanity Fair cover story, Tatum revealed that her production company, Free Association, owns the rights to the 1990 romantic fantasy classic and is trying to produce a remake.
“We actually have rights,” Tatum said. “Yes, we have ‘ghost’ rights.”
Vanity Fair goes on to report: “She says [us] How his production company, Free Association, is trying to put together a remake of ‘Ghost,’ potentially starring Patrick Swayze.”
“But we’re going to do something different,” Tatum added, noting that the 1990 original contained problematic stereotypes. “I think it needs to change a little bit and we . . .”
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“Ghost,” directed by Jerry Zucker, stars Patrick Swayze as a murdered banker whose ghost sets out to save his girlfriend (Demi Moore) from his enemies. Swayze’s character receives help from a psychic named Oda Mae Brown, played by Whoopi Goldberg in a performance that won her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Overall, “Ghost” earned five Oscar nominations, including best picture, and also won the award for original screenplay. The film grossed $505 million worldwide, making it the biggest film of 1990 and, at the time, the third highest-grossing film in history.
A “Ghost” remake wouldn’t be the first time Tatum has attached himself to rebooting a classic comedy. The actor was set to star opposite Jillian Bell in the gender-reversed remake of the mermaid comedy “Splash,” though the project has yet to move into development.
Tatum next stars in “Magic Mike’s Last Dance,” in theaters Feb. 10 from Warner Bros.