Next Up for Hugh Jackman: Ghostopolis

Hugh Jackman

Mark J. Terrill/AP

updated 05/04/2009 AT 8:00 AM ET

originally published 05/04/2009 AT 8:05 AM ET

His X-Men Origins: Wolverine clawed its way to a jaw-dropping $87-million opening box-office this weekend. Now, Sexiest Man Alive Hugh Jackman is poised to go the Ghostbusters route.

Jackman, 40, is due to produce and star in a screen adaptation of the Doug TenNapel’s graphic novel Ghostopolis, about a Supernatural Immigration Task Force agent who teams with a female ghost (an ex-girlfriend) to retrieve a boy accidentally sent to the other side, says the Hollywood Reporter.

The project, which has yet to attach a writer or director, is set up at Disney Studios and is but one of author-artist TenNapel’s titles being fitted to the big screen. Paramount has the rights to make Monster Zoo, described on as “the story of a young boy who discovers his local zoo may be more frightening than he imagined!”


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