May 4, 2009 / 6:00 AM / 10 years ago

Hugh Jackman to haunt "Ghostopolis"

Cast member Hugh Jackman poses at an industry screening of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California April 28, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Hugh Jackman is moving from mutants to ghosts.

The “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” star is attached to “Ghostopolis,” an upcoming graphic novel from Doug TenNapel that the author recently set up at Walt Disney Studios.

The story centers on a man who works for the government’s Supernatural Immigration Task Force. His job is to send ghosts who have escaped into our world back to Ghostopolis. When a living boy accidentally is sent to the other side, the agent must team with a female ghost (and former flame) to bring him back.

Jackman will produce through his Seed Prods., as will the Gotham Group. No director or writer has been hired yet for the project.

TenNapel’s graphic novels are in high demand as movie projects, with nearly all of them being developed at studios. His dinosaur tale “Tommysaurus Rex” is set up at Universal, “Creature Tech” at New Regency and “Monster Zoo” at Paramount.

Seed Prods., which Jackman runs with his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, and John Palermo, is developing several comic book projects, including an adaptation of Virgin Comics’ “Nowhere Man.”

Editing by Sheri Linden at Reuters

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