Hit film ‘Ghost’ to become TV series
Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore star in the Oscar-winning film ‘Ghost.’Patrick Swayze’s hit film “Ghost” is to be made into a TV series, 23 years after its cinema release, the Daily Mail reported today.
The film won two Oscars and a legion of fans mesmerized by the supernatural love story between Patrick Swayze’s Sam and Demi Moore’s Molly. But now, fans of the 1990 film Ghost can expect a new version to come to the small screen. It was announced on Nov. 12 that Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner will write a pilot for a prospective television series based on the movie.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Akiva and Jeff, two deeply creative and accomplished talents, on the television adaptation of this classic supernatural drama,” Amy Powell, president of Paramount Television said in a statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Goldsman’s previous screenwriting credits include “A Beautiful Mind” and “I Am Legend,” while Pinker has substantial television experience on shows “Fringe” and “Alias.”
The film follows Sam, a murdered man who, after becoming a ghost, teams up with Oda Mae to avenge his death and communicate with his fiancée, Molly. However, it is not yet clear how the beloved film’s story will be effectively adapted into a TV series spanning a number of episodes.
Ghost became famous for its erotic pottery scene between Molly and Sam to the tune of “Unchained Melody,” along with medium Oda Mae Brown’s (Whoopi Goldberg) memorable sassy lines.