Box office champ Hugh Jackman has begun his week with a lot of good news. First, his film X-Men Origins: Wolverine dominated theaters by bringing in a hefty 87 million dollars, and now he’s signed on to star in another comic adaptation. According to THR, Jackman will produce and star in the upcoming graphic novel based, Ghostopolis. The film is set up at Disney and will pull from the book created by Doug TenNapel.
Ghostopolis tells the story of a man (Jackman) who works for the government’s Supernatural Immigration Task Force. His job is to capture and deport escaped ghosts from the land of the living and send them back to ”Ghostopolis.” Yet, he finds himself in a tough spot when a living boy is accidentally sent to the other side. In order to free him he has to team up with an ex-love who also happens to be a ghost.
It sounds like this will be a more family oriented movie as compared to his latest films. Since I’m still reeling from my viewing of Wolverine, I need to know more about this graphic novel. If the story takes place in the past, please don’t allow this film to be another Van Helsing. I just couldn’t take it. I like Hugh Jackman and all, but I need to see him work with better material.
What do you think of Jackman’s next project?