‘Ghost’ reappears in Japanese remake

Ohtani to helm 'Love and Soul'

Japan’s Taro Ohtani is helming “Love and Soul,” an Asian remake of director Jerry Zucker’s 1990 hit “Ghost.”

Paramount Pictures Japan, Shochiku and Korea’s CJ Entertainment are co-producing.

Japan’s Taka Ichise is attached as producer. Ichise has produced more than 50 genre features for the Japanese, Asian and worldwide markets and is best known for producing the J-horror hit “Ju-on” and its sequel “Ju-on 2” as well as their American remakes “The Grudge” (2004) and “The Grudge 2” (2006).

It’s Ohtani’s debut as a film director after a career helming TV skeins.

“Love and Soul” stars Korean Wave actor Song Seung-hun and Japanese actress Nanako Matsushima in the roles played by Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore respectively.

Lensing wrapped at the end of July and the pic will be released in November in Japan and Korea.

Song also stars in “A Better Tomorrow,” a Korean remake of John Woo’s 1986 hit of the same title, which CJ Entertainment will distribute in Korea in September.

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