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Ghost Gets An Afterlife on Television

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Grab your hankie and bring the pottery wheel out of storage, because Ghost may be finding an afterlife on television.

The Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore tearjerker is being developed into a television series by Paramount, 20 years after it was in theaters. Not to be confused with Ghost Dad, the other 1990 film about supernatural caretakers, Ghost told the tale of Sam Wheat (Swayze), a murdered banker whose ghost stuck around in the hopes of avenging his death (and getting some extra cuddle time with his fiancée).

The disembodied spirit teamed up with a psychic played by Whoopi Goldberg, who earned the Best Supporting Actress Oscar – and nearly stole the movie from Swayze and Moore.

Paramount hired writers Akiva Goldsman, who won an Oscar for A Beautiful Mind, and Jeff Pinkner, who worked with Goldsman on Fringe and was also involved with Alias, according to the Wrap. 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. (The film, which was written by Bruce Joel Rubin and directed by Jerry Zucker, also won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.)

Ghost is one of the film studio’s first ventures into the world of television. We think it’s a great idea, especially considering there’s a whole new generation of television viewers who don’t know about the romantic potential of a pottery wheel. Watch and learn, kids.

Would you watch the TV version of Ghost? And which actors should play the lead roles? Tell us in the comments below – or get off our train!