Hugh Jackman to haunt 'Ghostopolis'

9:00 PM PST 05/03/2009 by Borys Kit, AP

He'll star in and produce the graphic novel adaptation

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 Disney. Jackman will produce through his Seed Prods., as will the Gotham Group.

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.

No director or writer has been attached to the project.

Casey Wolfe is overseeing for Disney.

TenNapel's graphic novels are in high demand 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.

Gotham, which produced last year's release "The Spiderwick Chronicles," recently set up the young-adult novel "Spanking Shakespeare" at Paramount. The company also reps TenNapel.

Seed Prods., which Jackman runs with wife Deborra-Lee Furness and John Palermo, is developing several comic book projects, including an adaptation of Virgin Comics' "Nowhere Man." He is repped by Endeavor and Lou Coulson Associates in the U.K.
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