Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in "Ghost." (Paramount)
Because we as a society couldn't capitalize more on nostalgia if we tried, The Wrap reports that Paramount is planning to remake "Ghost" -- the beloved Oscar-winning 1990 starring Demi Moore and the late Patrick Swayze -- into a TV series.
Akiva Goldsman (who won an Oscar for "A Beautiful Mind" and is currently directing "A Winter's Tale") and Jeff Pinkner (who worked with Goldsman on "Fringe") have been commissioned to write the pilot, and Paramount is understandably psyched.
"We are thrilled to collaborate with Akiva and Jeff, two deeply creative and accomplished talents, on the television adaptation of this classic supernatural drama," said Paramount TV president Amy Powell. ("Ditto," we imagine them responding.)
In 1990, "Ghost" was something special: it was "sexy" (e.g. the pottery makeout scene between Moore and Swayze), it was "dangerous" (e.g. the many showdowns between Patrick Swayze and those who plotted against his characters), and it starred Whoopi Goldberg (who is awesome). Adapted for 2013, it's entirely possible the "Ghost" television show could be good as good.
Provided the writers don't merely mimic the plot of the film (we've been there, done that, and memorized every word while trying to copy Demi Moore's haircut), "Ghost" for TV could explore the lives of loved ones left behind after somebody dies -- as well as the ins and outs of the spirit world. If divided into a mini-series (in the spirit of "American Horror Story"), it could even tackle several different storylines and circumstances surrounding why a character is Read More »from ‘Ghost’ to be adapted for television