Channing Tatum has established himself as both a Hollywood heartthrob and a top-notch dancer. Now, it looks like he might be showing off his...pottery skills?
That's right. Not only is Tatum hitting our screens this year in the final sizzling instalment of the Magic Mike franchise, but he also might be bringing to life a reboot of a timeless classic: Ghost.
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Tatum teased the possibility that he has plans to bring a Ghost remake to our screens sometime soon.
Wait, which one is Ghost again?
Even if you haven't seen Ghost, you've definitely seen THAT scene. You know the one. Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore cuddling up together by a pottery wheel, intimately shaping the clay together, their hands sensually interlocking while 'Unchained Melody' plays wistfully in the background...
Sorry. Got a little distracted there.
Ghost originally came out in 1990, and brought to life a big screen romance story that surpassed the boundaries of death itself. When Sam (Patrick Swayze) is shockingly murdered, his spectral self remains behind with one goal: to save his girlfriend Molly (Demi Moore) from the person who killed him. To do this, he enlists the help of quirky psychic Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg), who works with Sam's ghost to protect her. ("Molly, you in danger, girl.")
This film became an unprecedented hit due to the palpable chemistry between Swayze and Moore, the wildly entertaining comedic chops of Goldberg, and the delicate mix of swooning romance, hilarious comedy, and poignant explorations of grief, loss, and death.
What do we know so far?
Well, we know that Channing Tatum seems keen on the remake. He recently revealed that his production company, Free Association, is trying to pull the project together. First things first, the rights to reboot.
"We actually have the rights," Tatum told Vanity Fair. "Yeah, we have the rights to Ghost."
That's a good start. Tatum also talked about his plans to update the '90s version with a refreshed mentality given some of the problematic stereotypes that existed in the original.
"But we're going to do something different," he continued. "I think it needs to change a little bit..."
Who will star in the Ghost remake?
Hold your horses, we're not quite there yet. But with Tatum at the creative helm, it's safe to assume that he would take on the role previously immortalised by Patrick Swayze.
It makes sense. Tatum and Swayze actually have quite a lot in common. Both are actors that have found homes in romance, comedies, and dramas alike. And both are excellent dancers, with the former making waves in films such as Step Up and Magic Mike, and Swayze starring in the culture-shaping hit Dirty Dancing.
It's big shoes to fill. And that's not even beginning to think of who might step into both pixie-cut haired Demi Moore's and comedic powerhouse Whoopi Goldberg's characters.
Is there a release date?
Sadly, this is only in the works. It might be a while before we get a glimpse of Channing Tatum stepping into the hauntingly romantic role. But until then, at least we have Magic Mike's Last Dance coming out on 11th July to keep us going.
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