Channing Tatum developing a Ghost remake, says Gambit film is dead

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Channing Tatum chats about a redo of the beloved romantic drama Ghost, whilst also discussing his Gambit film as well.

Channing Tatum’s production company currently has the rights to remake the popular 1990 romantic fantasy flick Ghost and plans to remake the film are bubbling along. Tatum is out doing press for his Magic Mike swan song, the upcoming Magic Mike’s Last Dance and he’s been dropping some interesting tidbits along the way.

Firstly, that Ghost remake: the original film starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg was a sensation when it released in 1990, following up on the sizeable cachet that Swayze had built as a romantic leading man in 1987’s Dirty Dancing. 

Tatum has said that his production company, Free Association has the rights and are ‘exploring’ a remake that will reconsider some of the “problematic stereotypes” contained within the first film. Presumably a reference to Whoopi Goldberg’s character, a charlatan medium who develops the power to communicate with Swayze’s Sam, even though he is dead.

Tatum also addressed his long-running efforts to get a Gambit movie off the ground, saying that Disney’s purchase of Fox had killed any chances of it happening.

“It got swallowed up into Disney by way of Marvel when they bought Fox, and ultimately I just think that the tone of the movie we wanted to make was very far from what they wanted to do — or, you know, maybe they’re waiting to see how they do it with us or without us,” Tatum said. “We call every once in a while, but we’ve got to spiritually, emotionally, kind of mentally let it go.”

You can read the whole piece at The Hollywood Reporter here, whilst you can catch Magic Mike’s Last Dance when it releases in cinemas next month.

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