Patrick Swayze's 1990 film Ghost is heading to the small screen for a new Tv adaptation.

The hit film, which starred Swayze as a ghost trying to avenge his death and protect his fiancee, played by Demi Moore, grossed more than $500 million (Gbp333,000) worldwide, scored Academy Awards for co-star Whoopi Goldberg and screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin, and was even adapted into a Broadway musical.

And now bosses at Paramount Television have recruited Tv producers Jeff Pinkner and Akiva Goldsman to co-write a pilot for a planned Tv adaptation.

Pinkner and Goldsman previously worked together on cult sci-fi series Fringe.