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Hugh Jackman Creates New Comic Book Series

March 26th, 2008 3:45pm EDT favorite Add to My News
Hugh JackmanX-Men star Hugh Jackman is set to go from comic book character to comic book creator after teaming up with screenwriter Marc Guggenheim for a new sci-fi thriller. The Aussie actor, who plays Wolverine in the X-Men films and is currently reprising the hairy character in a spin-off movie, has developed a new series for Virgin Comics, called "Nowhere Man."

The project is a joint venture between Jackman and Guggenheim, who adapted the Wolverine story for the big screen.

Details of "Nowhere Man" are being kept secret, but Virgin Comics officials describe the story as "a sci-fi odyssey set in a groundbreaking vision of the future in which mankind has traded privacy for safety."

Jackman says, "I've had so much fun in the graphic novel world with the X-Men franchise that I wanted to get even more involved. I am so excited to work with Virgin and Marc and create a compelling character and story that hopefully will also make it to the big screen."

Guggenheim is no stranger to the comic book genre - he has previously authored comics on Marvel's Wolverine series as well as the best-selling Amazing Spider-Man. He's also the man behind Jonny Lee Miller's hit show Eli Stone.

Founded in 2005 by Richard Branson, author Deepak Chopra and filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, among others, Virgin Comics has provided a graphic outlet for celebrities like Nicolas Cage, Jenna Jameson and director Guy Ritchie. Virgin bosses are currently developing new stories with Terry Gilliam, Dave Stewart and Duran Duran.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)




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