Hugh Jackman To Star In Ghostopolis

Supernatural adventure next for Wolvie

He’s not one to rest on his laurels, is that Hugh Jackman. Most people would greet the news that their new movie – in this case, X-Men Origins: Wolverine – had just opened the summer season with an excellent bow of $87 million by immediately buggering off to the Bahamas for a month. At least. (Not St. Lucia – Winehouse may still be running amok…)

Jackman, though, is taking the advice of Dave Grohl – done, done and on to the next one – by signing on to star and produce the high-concept supernatural adventure, Ghostopolis, for Disney.

Based on a graphic novel, as 87.5% of new projects in Hollywood seem to be these days, Ghostopolis will see Jackman play a member of the Government’s Spiritual Immigration Task Force, a group that polices the traffic between our world and the eerie realm of Ghostopolis.

When a living child accidentally crosses over, Jackman must team up with a former flame – who now happens to be quite, quite dead – to cross over and bring him back.

Sounds like it could be fun – a mixture of Monsters, Inc. and Ghostbusters, with a hint of social Crash-style comment thrown in for good measure. We hear that Ryan Reynolds might be in this one for a whole four minutes.*

No director or writer is yet attached to the project, which was set up at Disney by the graphic novel’s creator, Doug TenNapel. But we’re sure it’s only a matter of time – for after all, Jackman is hot hot hot right now, and this would provide an interesting counterpoint to all that mutant stuff.

  • OK, we made that up.