It looks like nothing can stop Hugh Jackman. Not cinematic piracy. Not disgruntled fans. As Eugene has pointed out, in spite of all the unhappiness and turmoil, X-Men Origins: Wolverine slipped in this weekend with a sweet box office take that even came out ahead of X2. But could Jackman manage it in the world of ghosts?

The Hollywood Reporter posts that Wolverine has signed on for a starring gig in Ghostopolis -- an upcoming graphic novel from Dough TenNapel. (The man has already sold Tommysaurus Rex to Universal, Creature Tech to New Regency, and Monster Zoo to Paramount, so it's no wonder this is getting a pre-shelf deal.) The book focuses 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." Somehow, a living boy gets shipped over to the ghostly world, and Jackman will have to team with a ghost to bring him back -- one who also used to be his former flame.

Unlikely partnerships are classic cinema, but it's nice to see things go the other way and stretch things even further than Shannyn Sossamon's character did in Wristcutters. But I've got to wonder... Using the title "Immigration" -- do ghosts sometimes get guest passes or immigrate back to Earth? Is this why there's hauntings in Connecticut and a cajillion ghost stories in Key West?
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