Channing Tatum Remaking The Best Supernatural Romance?

Channing Tatum is looking to remake the Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore classic, Ghost.

By Chad Langen | Updated

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Channing Tatum recently revealed in an interview that he and his production company Free Association are looking to remake the 1990 romantic fantasy Ghost for modern audiences. The Magic Mike star said he’s considering taking on the role previously played by Patrick Swayze. He also suggested there would be some notable changes to address the “problematic stereotypes” in the original film.

Channing Tatum announced the potential Ghost remake in a February cover story for Vanity Fair. After declaring that his company Free Association, formally known as 33&Out, currently holds the rights for the movie, he said he felt it was necessary to switch things up a bit. In other words, he and his company are seemingly looking to put their own spin on the project to deliver more of a reimagining than a shot-for-shot remake.

In 2021, MGM signed Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin, and Peter Kierman’s label, Free Association, to a first-look film production deal shortly after acquiring North American distribution rights for Dog. Although the company has produced some moderately successful projects over the years, it has yet to deliver a high-profile feature. A remake of Ghost could potentially fill that void, particularly since the original grossed over $500 million globally.

Although Channing Tatum didn’t disclose any story details for the upcoming Ghost remake, Jerry Zucker’s classic centered on a successful banker named Sam, who is murdered by his friend and corrupt business partner, Carl Bruner, over a shady business deal. After he is left to roam the Earth as a powerless spirit, he discovers his friend’s betrayal and sets out to protect his lover, Molly, with the help of a reluctant psychic. Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn, Stanley Lawrence, Christopher J. Keene, and Phil Leeds also star in the film.

In addition to Dog, Channing Tatum has starred in several features under his Free Association banner. 2017’s Lucky Logan was the first project he produced and starred in, followed by the short-lived television series Comrade Detective, which premiered the same year. Along with the potential remake of Ghost, the 42-year-old actor is set to star in a slew of upcoming titles for his production label, including Pussy Island, Wingmen, The Forever War, Bloodlines, and Soundtrack of Silence.

Next Month, Channing Tatum will take it all off again as the titular male stripper in Magic Mike’s Last Dance. The third and purportedly final entry in the wildly popular franchise will see Mike Lane broke and bartending in Florida after a business deal went awry. A socialite, Maxandra Mendoza, convinces him to go to London, and she has her own itinerary.

The concluding installment in the hit series was directed by Steven Soderbergh from a screenplay by Reid Carolin. In addition to Channing Tatum, the sequel stars Salma Hayek, Nancy Carroll, Caitlin Gerard, Gavin Spokes, and Kasey Iliana Sfetsios. While fans are undoubtedly sad to see the romantic franchise coming to a close, we’re confident Tatum can capture their hearts once again should he decide to take on Patrick Swayze’s role in the remake of Ghost.