From Mutants to Ghosts, Jackman Heads to Horror (Kinda)

There are so many family-esque horror films announced and I never know whether or not to cover them. I figure, a movie called Monsters vs Aliens would have enough monsters to cover, but I never can tell until I see some one sheets or the trailer. Such the case with Mr. Wolverine’s new project, a film by the name of Ghostopolis, which you can read all about inside. What do you think, should I cover?Hugh Jackman is moving from mutants to ghosts as 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.