Cue up your pottery wheels and Righteous Brothers albums, people: A remake of “Ghost” might quickly be making its technique to the large display, with Channing Tatum as its main man.
Speaking to Vanity Fair for its February situation, Tatum revealed that his Free Association manufacturing firm owns the rights to the 1990 romantic drama, which starred Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze.
The topic of “Ghost” fittingly got here up when journalist Jessica Pressler opted to interview Tatum ― who will subsequent be seen in “Magic Mike’s Last Dance,” due out Feb. 10 ― at a pottery studio in Brooklyn, New York.
“Now I know why they put this in ‘Ghost.’ This whole process is very, very sexual,” Tatum explains within the interview, earlier than including: “Yeah, we have the rights to ‘Ghost.’”
After noting that he’d be taking part in the Swayze position, the actor alludes to updating the unique film’s script, which contained some problematic stereotypes.
“But we’re going to do something different,” he mentioned. “I think it needs to change a little bit and have our…”
Pressler notes that Tatum shared no additional specifics, having turn out to be preoccupied with the pottery wheel.
Swayze, who died in 2009, was sizzling off his “Dirty Dancing” success when he starred within the unique “Ghost.” Directed by Jerry Zucker, the film follows Sam Wheat (Swayze) and Molly Jensen (Moore), a younger couple beginning their lives collectively in New York. Tragedy strikes as Wheat, an funding banker, is killed by a thief trying to steal his pockets.
After realizing he’s turn out to be a ghost, Sam discovers that the mugging was not random and that Molly may very well be at risk. So he enlists a medium, Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg), to assist him save his girlfriend’s life.
By all accounts, “Ghost” was a smash, raking in a reported $505 million on the field workplace worldwide, whereas Goldberg obtained an Academy Award for her efficiency. The film is greatest remembered for its iconic (and much-parodied) love scene, by which Sam embraces Molly from behind as she sensually shapes clay to the tune of “Unchained Melody.”
Interestingly, “Ghost” just isn’t the one remake of a Swayze property in growth. Last 12 months, it was confirmed that Jake Gyllenhaal had been forged in a reimagining of 1989’s “Road House,” by which Swayze performed a bar bouncer with a mysterious previous who helps save a small Missouri city from a corrupt businessman.
Meanwhile, Swayze’s “Dirty Dancing” co-star Jennifer Grey has signed on to reprise her position as Frances “Baby” Houseman in a sequel to that 1987 basic.