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Ready For Ghost: The TV Series?
Akiva Goldsman & Jeff Pinkner will gear up the potter's wheel

12 November 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Wrap

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If you can hear the eerie squeaking of a disused potter’s wheel or the haunting strains of Unchained Melody nearby, well… We’re a bit worried about you. It might, however, be because Paramount has decided that Oscar-scooping 1990 supernatural romantic drama Ghost is ripe for a TV adaptation.

Akiva Goldsman (the writer of A Beautiful Mind who has just turned his hand to directing with Winter’s Tale) and Jeff Pinkner (one of the show runners on Fringe, with which Goldsman was also involved) have been hired to start working on ideas for the show.

It'll be based on the tale of Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze in the original), who is murdered in what he believes is a botched robbery. He tries desperately to reconnect with his grieving wife (Demi Moore) while avenging his untimely shuffle off the mortal coil.

How closely the still-embryonic TV version will follow the story remains unclear at this time. But surely there will be room for a version of OTT psychic Oda Mae Brown, which scored Whoopi Goldberg one of the film’s gongs?

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Akiva and Jeff, two deeply creative and accomplished talents, on the television adaptation of this classic supernatural drama,” Paramount TV president Amy Powell said in a statement spirited on to the web by The Wrap.

Given the studio's commitment to fuelling its telly division with catalogue titles, we’d expect this to be just the tip of the iceberg. And no, we don’t mean Titanic: The Series is on the way.

Yet.


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