Ghost is 33 years old, and it is a rare beast. It is a romantic drama that doesn’t make you want to tear your own eyes out and hurl them at the TV in a desperate attempt to hit the “off” button and make it stop. It is funny, incredibly moving and with a fair share of thrills and just a tiny touch of horror.


Jerry Zucker directed Ghost which starred Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore who were, at the time, some of the hottest talents in Hollywood. The tale of a murdered banker, returned as a ghost, fighting to save his girlfriend from the same forces that killed him, saw Whoopi Goldberg delivering an Oscar-winning performance as Oda Mae Brown.

It was nominated for Best Picture, and won for original screenplay. It’s $505 million gross made it the top earner for 1990 and, at the time, it was the third highest-grossing film in history. It also featured unspeakable things being done with a potters wheel.


Now, while doing the promotional rounds for the third and final Magic Mike movie, Channing Tatum gave an interview to Vanity Fair in which he revealed that his production company – Free Association – has secured the rights to Ghost and they are developing a remake with Tatum in the role:

“We actually have the rights. Yeah, we have the rights to ‘Ghost.’ But we’re going to do something different. I think it needs to change a little bit.”

Magic Mike’s Last Dance opens on February 10th. No plans are known for the Ghost remake beyond Tatum’s comments. Tatum was last seen in the tremendously silly a stupidly fun The Lost City alongside Sandra Bullock.

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