Doug TenNapel's GHOSTOPOLIS is being made with Hugh Jackman at Disney!
Hey folks, Harry here... Good news comes this early Monday morning - it looks like Hugh Jackman is going to be headlining a mysterious new Doug TenNapel work - that we've yet to see. Doug has said that GHOSTOPOLIS is long, but what that means... well we can't be sure of, but it seems to take an inkling of something from POLTERGEIST - where a living child is banished to "the other side" or in this case GHOSTOPOLIS. Hugh plays a man that works for the Supernatural Immigration Task Force. Basically, he busts ghosts that try to haunt our world back to Ghostopolis, which is apparently some spectral city of the ghostly variety. He teams up with a Ghost, that is a former flame, to try and track down and return the boy to the land of the living. Sounds like it has a lot of room for fun. This is TenNapel's first Disney production. He has his other projects in development at Universal, New Regency and Paramount. This sounds very promising, we'll get a clearer look at what this is, once we see Doug's Graphic Novel which is due out later this year! At the very least, that's something to be excited for! The story broke through The Hollywood Reporter by Borys Kit!
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May 4, 2009, 12:27 a.m. CST
May 4, 2009, 12:28 a.m. CST
May 4, 2009, 12:29 a.m. CST
I wonder if they'll make Jackman look like Scully or Mike.
May 4, 2009, 12:37 a.m. CST
I hope Hugh is doing other projects though aswell. He's got potential, which we saw in The Fountain.
May 4, 2009, 12:39 a.m. CST
Is that still in development or what? Despite being hit over the head with Doug's religious leanings, it was still a pretty fun story.
May 4, 2009, 12:40 a.m. CST
May 4, 2009, 12:41 a.m. CST
by brock landers baby
Like fuck she did.
May 4, 2009, 12:42 a.m. CST
by Media Messiah
Some high concept material is just too much of a gimmick to be taken seriously.
May 4, 2009, 12:44 a.m. CST
Poltergeist mixed with Daddy Day Care.<br> <br> PASS!
May 4, 2009, 12:49 a.m. CST
by The Dum Guy
May 4, 2009, 1 a.m. CST
For a guy who I think is a pretty good actor, I can't help but notice the roles that have led to his meteoric rise to fame versus the ones of a past generation of highly praised actors: <p> Hoffman got famous for starring in the Graduate, followed closely behind by roles in Midnight Cowboy and Little Big Man. <p> Jack Nicholson finally got noticed in Easy Rider, and then became famous thanks to roles in Five Easy Pieces, Last Detail and Chinatown. <p> Al Pacino: Panic in Needle Park, Godfather I & II, Serpico and Dog Day Afternoon. <p> Robert DeNiro: Mean Streets, Godfather II & Taxi Driver. <p> Hugh Jackman gets to show off his acting chops by playing a mutant with claws in X-Men 1, 2, 3 and Wolverine, plus starring roles in Swordfish, Van Helsing and now this. <p> Just saying.
May 4, 2009, 1:12 a.m. CST
I was like "whoa..sweet"
May 4, 2009, 1:28 a.m. CST
May 4, 2009, 1:29 a.m. CST
Eddie Murphy's cinematic masterpiece.
May 4, 2009, 1:32 a.m. CST
May 4, 2009, 1:37 a.m. CST
by Frodo T. Baggins
Because I recently ran into that problem...
May 4, 2009, 1:39 a.m. CST
spooky themed movie since Haunted Mansion failed to draw like Pirates?
May 4, 2009, 1:44 a.m. CST
But unfortunately The Prestige and The Fountain are not what made him a star to the public. Here we have a pretty good actor, and the only films the studios and the public wants to see him in are not that challenging.
May 4, 2009, 1:53 a.m. CST
If you ever played Neverhood (PC) or Skull Monkeys (PS1), you'd know. I hope Terry S. Taylor scores Ghostopolis.
May 4, 2009, 2:31 a.m. CST
more serious stuff. He's blowing the little serious actor cred he's got with junk like Van Helsing and X-Men Origins: Wolverine and it's not like he gets much credit for the less bad X-Men films.
May 4, 2009, 2:50 a.m. CST
May 4, 2009, 3:04 a.m. CST
His track record is terrible. He was alright int he Prestige but was compeltely overshadowed by Bale and that horrible ending. Jackman was fantastic in THe Fountain though, playing mroe real grounded characters is obviously his think, he cannot help but ham it up in actioneers.
May 4, 2009, 3:05 a.m. CST
May 4, 2009, 3:06 a.m. CST
by Carl XVI Gustaf
After Wolverix & Sabrelix he's lost all credibility in my eyes. I love The Prestige and The Fountain was cool, but he almost promised Wolverliveactionkiddiecartoon would be good. Not nice.
May 4, 2009, 3:28 a.m. CST
much of the time. To be honest - the guy seems so nice and upbeat - I don't think I could tell him I hated Wolverine.
May 4, 2009, 3:32 a.m. CST
It’s really quite peaceful to see a cat sleep. I started regretting the reason that the girls had to go on strike about a trip to the ambulance store. What am I talking about? Anyway, I like cats.
May 4, 2009, 3:53 a.m. CST
by DC Films
those damn mirror stop covering the text.
May 4, 2009, 3:55 a.m. CST
Jackman knows how to pick em
May 4, 2009, 4:03 a.m. CST
He does the squinty-faced dangerous cold blooded guy really good, looks quite like the young Clint with sideburns, at his best...when he's not hamming it up yeah, but he only does that when he's required to, and he does that pretty well too. But he is just not that interesting in his more normal earnest/openfaced guise, at least not in most of the dramatic roles I've seen him in. Maybe he could play John Carter of Mars in that Fistful of Dollars way.
May 4, 2009, 4:08 a.m. CST
May 4, 2009, 4:15 a.m. CST
<p>Seriously.</p> <p>Ronny Cordoba rocks the house, BABY!</p> <p>"You tell your friends that Ronnie Cordoba says, THEY'RE GAY!"</p> MT
May 4, 2009, 6:17 a.m. CST
If so I'll wait for the DVD.
May 4, 2009, 7:35 a.m. CST
by SID 8.0
Sounds kind of out there but interesting.
May 4, 2009, 7:41 a.m. CST
by SID 8.0
you are on the right track. Jackman and Eastwood could play the same man as a younger clone and older version. Their looks are very similar
May 4, 2009, 7:46 a.m. CST
an onslaught of CGI diarrhea. *Sigh* Hugh, mate, you're better than this. Sort your career out quickly and get yourself in something decent.
May 4, 2009, 8:12 a.m. CST
Get ready for lots of CGI ghosts. Oh yeah, and lots of vampires and werewolves too.
May 4, 2009, 8:16 a.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
. . . a Ghostbusters vs Beetlejuice flick.
May 4, 2009, 8:36 a.m. CST
That is all you need to know. Every original idea nowadays is derivitive of something else, hell Cameron's Avatar sounds like several other movie/video game plots, but it'll still be interesting.
May 4, 2009, 8:59 a.m. CST
This sounds a little like Paul Pope's upcoming 'Battling Boy' graphic novel (which supposedly had been optioned for film, last I heard). BB involves a boy fighting through a place called "Monstropolis"...Monstropolis? ...Ghostopolis? Anybody think this could be Disney's way of getting out ahead of the game?
May 4, 2009, 9:16 a.m. CST
I played the living fuck outta that game back in the day. They really need to bring that IP back, proper like.
May 4, 2009, 9:23 a.m. CST
It can also be the kiss of death. Look at Vin Deisel, Eddie Murphy, The Rock, Im sorry Dwayne Johnson and Adam Sandler. When A-list actors start doing Disney Movies Their careers are pretty much going downhill at that point.
May 4, 2009, 9:24 a.m. CST
May 4, 2009, 9:34 a.m. CST
by Amy Chasing
Disney, just let Mr TenNapel do his thing. If The Neverhood was good enough for Spielberg, Ghostopolis will be fine in his hands. And I second a Terry S Taylor score for this! <P> As for Mr Jackman - give him a good script and production and let him do his thing.
May 4, 2009, 9:34 a.m. CST
I used to follow his blog quite extensively. I don't think he updates it anymore (if he does, its not in the same capacity as he once did). But once he started saying George Lucas and Ep.III sucks because he compared the Emperor or Anakin to George Bush (give me a break) and George Bush can do no wrong, democrats suck, conservative christian republicans rule, I kinda started losing respect for him. <p> I will say, he can argue his points without resorting to insult, so I don't think less of him. The Star Wars debacle aside, he's a very intelligent and creative guy. I look forward to all his new releases.
May 4, 2009, 10:23 a.m. CST
by Citizen Sane
lame, lame lame Lame LAme LAMe LAME LAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 4, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST
by dr sauch
May 4, 2009, 10:37 a.m. CST
by dr sauch
May 4, 2009, 10:43 a.m. CST
Maybe this'll gin up some interest for a "Monster Squad" revisit? That'd be fun.
May 4, 2009, 11:02 a.m. CST
This definitely won't be as violent or sex-filled but reminds me of Wicked City.
May 4, 2009, 12:31 p.m. CST
THIS SITE AND CLAIM THAT THIS MOVIE WILL BE AWESOME, LIKE HE DID FOR WOLVERINE? QUITE THE STUDIO HACK, HE IS.
May 4, 2009, 12:38 p.m. CST
...that game had the best design of any game ever. From the characters to the levels to the music. Plus it was just so damn funny any time you died.
May 4, 2009, 1:47 p.m. CST
May 4, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST
by Stuntcock Mike
Make. It. Next.
May 4, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST
..and now there's a BANNER AD at the top of this site...hmmmmmmmmm
May 4, 2009, 6:57 p.m. CST
...and that's all this will be.
May 4, 2009, 9:31 p.m. CST
by frank cotton
than most of the crap coming our way. least it's not a REMAKE
May 5, 2009, 2:24 a.m. CST
May 5, 2009, 3:16 a.m. CST
if its animated in the pixar wing it can push violence boundaries, get a pg13, be like the incredibles. Here's hoping its not another van helsing. worst 2 hours i spent in a movie theater.
May 5, 2009, 3:44 a.m. CST
We all like you, but you gotta hold up your end and deliver some good flicks! Improve your batting average a little and you could have a nice, long career. I think your best bet is hooking up with more of the big time great directors. Your work with Nolan was great - now track down Fincher, Cameron, Mann, the Coen brothers, Spielberg, Weir, maybe even lure Ridley Scott away from Russel Crowe for one damn movie. Stay away from Bret Ratner, Robert Rodriguez, Stephen Sommers, Rob Cohen, Michael Bay and just plain forget about musicals.
May 5, 2009, 7:11 a.m. CST
by The real Jack Bauer
was in need of updating its Haunted Mansion....meh
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