“Ghost” getting asian remake starring Song Seung Hun and Nanako Matsushima

Jerry Zucker’s hit 1990 film “Ghost,” starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore, is reportedly getting an Asian remake. Swayze and Moore are being replaced by Korean actor Song Seung Hun (33) and Japanese actress Nanako Matsushima (36), with the story taking place in Japan.

In the original “Ghost,” Swayze played an investment banker who is killed but remains on Earth as a ghost. He learns that his death was planned, and he must contact his lover (Moore) in order to warn her of further danger.

The remake has been assigned to NTV director Taro Otani (“Gokusen,” “Zeni Geba”). Paramount Pictures Japan and Shochiku will jointly distribute the film, which is scheduled to start shooting in June. Release is planned for this fall.