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Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner to Adapt “Ghost” for Television



The 1990’a film phenomenon, Ghost, is getting a television series. Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner are set to bring the film to the small screen according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Goldsman is most known for winning an Academy Award for the film, A Beautiful Mind. He will also make his directing debut with Winter’s Tale, starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Eva Marie Saint and Russell Crowe. Pinkner, meanwhile, has written for small screen series like “Alias,” “Lost” and “Fringe.” He’s also done work on the upcoming Marc Webb sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Ghost originally starred Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn, and Whoopi Goldberg. It was written by Bruce Joel Rubin and directed by Jerry Zucker. The plot centers on a young woman in jeopardy (Moore) and the ghost of her murdered lover, Sam Wheat, (Swayze), who tries to save her with the help of a reluctant psychic (Goldberg).

There is no word yet on what the plot of the television series will entail and whether it will follow the same events of the movie or if it will merely take place in the same world with similar circumstances.

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