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“It needs to change a little bit”: Channing Tatum Acquires Rights To ’90s Cult-Classic Movie, Remake To Change the Story

Patrick Swayze’s Ghost is a highly acclaimed 90s cult classic. With 75% Rotten Tomatoes, the movie starring Demi Moore is an old-fashioned story that is worth the time of viewers. It’s a heart-melting romantic story of a couple Sam and Molly, where the former is killed and being a spirit tries to save the life of his lover, with a psychic’s help. The story is filled with action, mystery, horror, and simplistic romance. A remake of this cult classic is what Channing Tatum is thinking of.

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Channing Tatum thinking of remaking the Ghost

As per recent news, Channing Tatum, the Magic Mike star wishes to remake the 90s box office hit Ghost. The rumors of Tatum securing the movie’s rights are confirmed by Vanity Fair. Channing Tatum seems more than attached to the film and Patrick Swayze’s character Sam. 

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Channing Tatum’s production company holds the rights to Ghost

The original Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore starring Ghost released in the 1990s is a groundbreaking movie with quite a new concept given the era. Demi Moore’s character Molly confronts the spirit world as her lover Sam (Patrick Swayze) gets murdered. Sam returns as a spirit to save Molly from the enemies. The cult classic consists few of the most iconic movie scenes along with some problematic stereotypes of the era. However, the movie was well appreciated by the viewers as well as the critics which gained it a 7.1 IMDb rating. 

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The 1990s movie Ghost, starring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze

Rumors have it, the Last Dance star Channing Tatum’s production company, Free Association, has the rights to remake the movie Ghost. Tatum confirmed the news to Vanity Fair, about his production company owning the rights and him looking forward to making a remake of the classic movie. 

We actually have the rights…Yeah, we have the rights to Ghost.” Tatum shared with Vanity Fair. Discussing further his plans for the movie he shared “But we’re going to do something different, I think it needs to change a little bit”. 

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Channing Tatum seems excited about the Ghost remake

Tatum revealed in a playful interview with Vanity Fair that he is quite excited about his plans for the Ghost remake. He is looking forward to playing Patrick Swayze’s character in the remake. Tatum along with his team is rethinking the ways of making the remake better and well-appreciated in this day and age. An update to the classic won’t justify its true essence, however, Tatum thinks it’s important since the original had some stereotypical scenes that won’t be well-versed with the current audience. 

Channing Tatum looking forward to playing Patrick Swayze’s character in the Ghost remake

The original movie Ghost was released in 1990 and made a whopping revenue of $500 million at the box office. With Channing Tatum‘s revelation about the movie, audiences are eagerly waiting to see what he does differently and in a better way to earn close to or even more revenue than the original. 

It is going to be a real challenge, especially with the rumors of Channing Tatum’s production company thinking of a Ghost remake going viral over the internet. 

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Source: Vanity Fair

Krittika Mukherjee
Krittika Mukherjee

Krittika has joined our team at Animated Times, as a full-time entertainment content writer with 1 year prior experience in content writing. The quintessential pop cult loving Bengali girl has already covered the benchmark of 50 articles. With a Masters degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Amity University, this amateur photographer has set to embark on a journey of story telling. Not just that, she is a diehard Potterhead and wishes to become a dark tourist and visit the macabre spots in the world... well why not? #Wanderlust!

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