Demi Moore reflects on Channing Tatum’s possible remake of her beloved film Ghost, decades after starring alongside Patrick Swayze

Demi Moore reflects on Channing Tatum’s possible remake of her beloved film Ghost, decades after starring alongside Patrick Swayze

Demi Moore is sharing her thoughts on Channing Tatum potentially developing a remake of the hit film Ghost.

The Magic Mike actor, 44, revealed last year that his production company, Free Association, had obtained the rights to the classic 1990 romance thriller that starred Moore, Patrick Swayze and Whoopi Goldberg.

In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight from the 2024 Cannes Film Festival, the actress shared her thoughts on a ‘reinterpretation’ of Ghost.

‘Look, every story in some ways has already been told,’ Moore explained, before adding, ‘The wonderful thing is the different way things can be reinterpreted.’

She continued, ‘I think there are some films that often are better left not touched, and left, and then sometimes there are wonderful surprises in that reinterpretation.’

Demi Moore, 61, is sharing her thoughts on Channing Tatum's production company potentially doing a remake of the classic romantic thriller Ghost

Tatum revealed last year that his production company, Free Association, bought the rights to the film

Demi Moore, 61, is sharing her thoughts on Channing Tatum’s production company potentially doing a remake of the classic romantic thriller Ghost

Though Moore claims that Tatum hasn’t reached out to her since acquiring the film rights, she thinks he has the ‘talent’ to pull off a successful remake.

‘He’s super talented,’ she gushed. ‘I’d be curious to see what he decides to do.’

Tatum previously told Vanity Fair that he wanted to take on the role originated by Swayze in the Jerry Zucker-directed hit, which followed a murdered banker (Swayze) using a New York City medium (Goldberg) to warn his girlfriend (Moore) of a looming threat to her life.

‘But we’re going to do something different,’ he told the publication, before revealing that he felt the original film had some problematic stereotypes.

‘I think it needs to change a little bit.’

The original film received generally positive reviews from critics, with particular praise going towards the score and performances of its A-list cast. 

Goldberg, 68, went on to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as NYC-based medium Oda Mae Brown.

In all, it received five Oscar nominations, winning two trophies, including Best Screenplay for Bruce Joel Rubin. 

The film was a huge hit with moviegoers, grossing $505.7 million at the worldwide box office against a budget of $22-23 million.

'Look, every story in some ways has already been told,' Moore explained to ET, before adding, 'The wonderful thing is the different way things can be reinterpreted'; Moore and Swayze in Ghost (1990)

‘Look, every story in some ways has already been told,’ Moore explained to ET, before adding, ‘The wonderful thing is the different way things can be reinterpreted’; Moore and Swayze in Ghost (1990)

'I think there are some films that often are better left not touched, and left, and then sometimes there are wonderful surprises in that reinterpretation,' the actress shared; Moore and Whoopi Goldberg seen in Ghost (1990)

‘I think there are some films that often are better left not touched, and left, and then sometimes there are wonderful surprises in that reinterpretation,’ the actress shared; Moore and Whoopi Goldberg seen in Ghost (1990)

The original Ghost was a huge hit with moviegoers in 1990, grossing $505.7 million at the worldwide box office against a budget of $22-23 million; Patrick Swayze and Whoopi Goldberg seen in Ghost (1990)

The original Ghost was a huge hit with moviegoers in 1990, grossing $505.7 million at the worldwide box office against a budget of $22-23 million; Patrick Swayze and Whoopi Goldberg seen in Ghost (1990)

Those huge money numbers helped Ghost earn the distinction of being the highest grossing film of 1990.

The success of the production extended to the home video market by being the most popular rental of 1991 in the United States. 

Along with Moore, Swayze, who passed away in 2009, and Goldberg, the cast also featured Tony Goldwyn, Vincent Schiavelli, Rick Aviles, Armelia McQueen, Gail Boggs, Phil Leeds, Augie Blunt, Stephen Root and Bruce Jarchow. 

Moore also said on The Drew Barrymore Show in February that she still has the clay figures she and Swayze made during the film’s iconic pottery sequence.

‘I still have my little pots that I made, which are pitiful,’ Moore told the host. ‘They’re like the saddest looking things.’

So far, there’s no word on when Tatum will begin production on a Ghost remake.

Comments

No comments yet. Why don’t you start the discussion?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *