A favorite movie from the 1990s could be remade by none other than “The Lost City” actor Channing Tatum. The 1990 film “Ghost,” which originally starred Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg, is apparently on the actor’s radar, according to a January interview with Vanity Fair.
The revelation came during the interview while Tatum was making pottery with reporter Jessica Pressler, an obvious nod to the film’s iconic romantic scene between Swayze and Moore. “Now I know why they put that in ‘Ghost’,” the ‘Magic Mike’ actor said as he modeled clay on the potter’s wheel. “This whole process is very, very sexual.” Tatum went on to briefly and vaguely explain that his production company, Free Association, had secured the rights to “Ghost” and that he planned to remake the film with some plot lines changed to be more modern.
While Tatum is tight-lipped about the upcoming project, his reveal is very much looking forward to seeing the actor freshen up the beloved classic film. Here’s what we’ve been able to gather so far.
“Ghost” remake plot
The original “Ghost” centered on banker Sam Wheatley (Swayze), who is tragically murdered in an attempted robbery while returning home from a night out with his artist girlfriend Molly Jensen (Moore). Struggling with the fact that he’s dead, Sam’s ghost tries to reconnect with Molly any way he can, which leads him to fake psychic Oda Mae Brown (Goldberg). Although she claims to be contacting the dead for her vulnerable clients, Oda Mae can actually hear Sam. has a dark secret that connects him to Sam’s violent death.
According to Tatum’s Vanity Fair interview, the “Ghost” remake will likely stick to the plot of the 1990 film, but remove some of the stereotypes of the OG movie. “We’re going to do something different… I think it has to change a bit,” he shared.
“Ghost Remake Cast
Tatum hasn’t revealed much about his remake, but he will potentially star as Swayze’s character, Sam Wheat. The other main characters, including Molly Jensen, Oda Mae Brown and Carl Bruner, have yet to be cast.
‘Ghost’ remake release date
Tatum’s “Ghost” remake is in the early stages of development, so it’s not even certain that the remake will be made. Considering the film hasn’t even started filming, it will be some time before a release date is announced.