Hugh Jackman turns ghost hunter for Ghostopolis
Hugh Jackman, after placing his hands in wet cement last month at Hollywood's famed Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine star Hugh Jackman will appear as a ghost wrangler in Ghostopolis, which will be adapted from Doug TenNapel's upcoming graphic novel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jackman will also produce through his production compant Seed Prods. No director or writer has been attached to the project.
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.
TenNapel's graphic novels have been in high demand lately as movie projects, with nearly all of them set up at studios. His dinosaur tale Tommysaurus Rex is set up at Universal, Creature Tech at New Regency and Monster Zoo at Paramount.