Speaking with Vanity Fair, Channing Tatum has revealed that he intends to make a remake of Ghost, having acquired the rights.
“Ghost,” a beloved film from 1990 directed by Jerry Zucker and starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore, is being remade. Despite being 30 years old, the film’s popularity and cultural impact have not weakened, making it a perfect movie to be remade. Through his production company, the Free Association, Channing Tatum has acquired the rights to the film and is set to star in the lead role. The new version of “Ghost” is expected to pay homage to the original while bringing fresh elements to the story.
We actually have the rights, Tatum said. Yeah, we have the rights to ‘Ghost.’ Tatum said, he is trying to pull together a remake of ‘Ghost,’ with him potentially playing the Patrick Swayze role. But we’re going to do something different. Because the 1990s orignal version contains some problematic sterotypes, “I think it needs to change a little bit.”
The 1990 film “Ghost” was a box office hit, earning over $500 million upon its release and receiving five Oscar nominations, one of which was for Whoopi Goldberg’s portrayal of Oda Mae Brown, who won her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.