Ghost to be made into TV show
- Bang Showbiz
- 13 November 2013
Hit 1990 film 'Ghost' is set to be revived as a TV show scripted by Oscar-winning writer Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner
'Ghost' is being made into a TV show.
The classic 1990 romantic drama starring the late Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore will be adapted for television by Paramount's TV production arm.
Oscar-winning 'A Beautiful Mind' screenwriter Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner have been hired to write the script for a pilot episode.
Paramount TV's president Amy Powell said in a statement: "We are thrilled to collaborate with Akiva and Jeff, two deeply creative and accomplished talents, on the television adaptation of this classic supernatural drama."
'Ghost' centred on Sam Wheat (Swayze), a murder victim who tries to avenge his death after turning into a ghost, while at the same time trying to resolve matters with his mourning fiancée Molly (Moore).
The film earned five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and won two awards - Best Supporting Actress for Whoopi Goldberg, who played psychic Oda Mae Brown, and Best Original Screenplay.
The movie was the highest grossing film of 1990, taking in over $500 million at the box office.
'Ghost' has already been successfully adapted into a stage musical for London's West End.