Here’s some news on the latest TV adaptations:
- Paramount is recreating Jerry Zucker’s 1990 film, Ghost, as a TV series. The film starred Patrick Swayze as a murdered man who attempted to avenge his death after becoming a ghost. Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner will write the pilot.
- The CW is looking to reboot Tales from the Darkside, the 1980s horror/fantasy/thriller anthology series by George A. Romero. Joe Hill will write the half-hour series and will produce alongside Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci.
Hit the jump for more on both projects.
The Wrap reports that Paramount will be developing Ghost as part of their newly launched TV division. The studio is looking to develop its own properties – like Ghost – in this manner, but will also produce original programming. Goldsman won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his writing on A Beautiful Mind and is currently making his directorial debut on Winter’s Tale. Pinkner has done screenplay work on both of The Amazing Spider-Man sequels, along with a long line of TV work, including collaboration with Goldsman on Fringe.
Deadline reports that The CW may land the Tales from the Darkside series reboot. Hill knows a bit about horror as he is the son of acclaimed author, Stephen King. The project will reunite Hill, Kurtzman and Orci, who previously collaborated on the failed series adaptation, Locke & Key. The show is in the vein of Amazing Stories,The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits and Tales From The Crypt, and the original enjoyed a four-year run. Kurtzman and Orci are currently enjoying the success of their freshman supernatural series, Sleepy Hollow.