Hugh Jackman Moving Over to Disney with Ghostopolis
by Alex Billington
May 3, 2009
After a successful $87 million opening weekend for X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Disney has announced tonight that Hugh Jackman will star in their adaptation of another upcoming graphic novel called Ghostopolis. Written by Doug TenNapel, 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 a former flame) to bring him back. With Disney developing, expect this to be family friendly.
No director or writer has been attached to the project yet, however, Jackman himself is producing through his own company Seed Productions, which means it's definitely something he's happy to be involved in. I'm not personally familiar with Doug TenNapel, however, his other graphic novels are in high demand in Hollywood, including Tommysaurus Rex, Creature Tech, and Monster Zoo (which are all in development at other studios). My feeling is that they're quite kid friendly, which is why this is a good fit for Disney. I can't help but wonder if this could turn out to be this generation's Casper (remember that movie?). Maybe?
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
comic book adaptions, video game adaptions, book adaptions, remakes, reboots, reimaginings OH MY! out of a hundred of those that have been made 90% and up are money crap grabs (most made by fox).... will this be any different? Hugh Jackmen is a decent actor and hopefully it will work out for him, but i wouldn't bet on it
Janny on May 3, 2009
Agreed #1 usually not a hater so quickly about something, but man fuck fox.
Cody on May 3, 2009
Hugh Jackman is a quite decent actor indeed i agree with you #1 but Fox is not involved this time,it's Disney.
Fisherr on May 4, 2009
I love Hugh Jackman, and the story sounds cool. I really wish this was an original piece not based off of anything but it is, and that is okay. Someday this era of remakes, reboots and adaptions will end but for the time being I am going to enjoy the talented actors and directors who choose to make stuff like this. Go Hugh!
Scott McHenry on May 4, 2009
it's written by doug tennapel, the guy who created Earthworm Jim and it stars hugh jackman, who's just plain awesome. I am looking forward to this movie.
Kevin C on May 4, 2009
a bit of misunderstading... i was not tying this to fox... i was just saying the majority of adaptations have not beed done well and that a lot of those were fox looking at the track record of any adaptation or the like, the probability of this being a solid movie is unlikely, but because jackson is a decent actor and looks to be an all around good guy i hope it works out for him
Janny on May 4, 2009
all i saw was his face. i have no idea what this post is about. but orignins.... meh. not his fault cuz he was good in x-men. but wtf storyline was that?!! serioulsy. dag nammit fox. thats all i wanted to say. good day.
mrmr on May 4, 2009
it sounds like Ghostbuster's meets Casper it sounds like bull shit
DoomCanoe on May 4, 2009
I liked a quote while I was reading one of those Wolverine reviews on Friday: basically, it was that Hugh Jackman has been involved in some of the worst movies of the last 10 years.
Greedo the Rodian on May 4, 2009
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