First Project From Paramount’s Rebooted TV Unit Is a Small-Screen Adaptation of a Hit 1990 Movie

Nov 13, 2013  •  Post A Comment

Paramount’s relaunched television division is working on a small-screen version of a hit 1990 movie. Deadline.com reports that the unit has an adaptation in the works for "Ghost," which starred the late Patrick Swayze as a murdered man who taps a psychic to reconnect with his fiancee.

The movie, which won a supporting actress Oscar for Whoopi Goldberg (who played the psychic) and another for best original screenplay, is known for its use of "Unchained Melody" during a love scene between Swayze and his fiancee, played by Demi Moore.

The adaptation signals that Paramount will tap into its movie library to create series, the story notes. Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman will co-write the script with showrunner Jeff Pinkner.

Paramount formally restarted the TV unit in July, after being without one since the 2005 split between Viacom and CBS. Last season, Paramount worked with Sony TV on a pilot based on the "Beverly Hills Cop" film.

patrick-swayze-demi-moore-ghost.jpgPatrick Swayze and Demi Moore in "Ghost"

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