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‘Fringe’ Writers Summoning ‘Ghost’ to TV

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Warm up those pottery wheels, because Ghost might be making a comeback.

Variety reports that Fringe writers and producers Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner are looking to reboot the supernatural romance tale with Paramount Television.

The 1990 Jerry Zucker film starred Patrick Swayze as a murdered man who has to communicate with his wife (Demi Moore) through a medium played by Whoopi Goldberg. Ghost was a big success, earning nearly $506 million worldwide.

In addition to Fringe, Goldsman wrote films like Batman & Robin, The Da Vinci Code and I Am Legend, while Pinkner penned four episodes of Lost and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, so they each have a background in mixing action with supernatural drama.

At this point, they don’t have a network set up just yet.


  • AirDave

    So, what would be the point of the series? A) Finding out WHY he was murdered perhaps? B) Staying in touch with the widow? C) Helping the Whoopie Goldberg “medium” character solve mysteries? Are those compelling issues for an hour of television?

  • Alex W

    c is the best I can come up with, but I really don’t see this lasting.

  • dekko

    Wow. It just occurred to me how much the latter seasons of “Fringe” became similar to “Ghost” with Peter being wiped out of existence, etc…

    I imagine Whoopi is sitting anxiously by her phone. (no reason she couldn’t still play that character) I just hope they don’t get Wanda Sykes…

  • dekko

    I imagine a lot of (A)- just make the reason an intricate conspiracy type thing, a good dose of (B) – you gotta have that tragic romance angle to the show and the occassional (C) – kinda how Michael in “Burn Notice’ would help out the random person while delving into the main mystery of the show.