Variety reports that he's now he's teaming up with Marc Guggenheim and Virgin Comics to create Nowhere Man, a comic book series that is already being eyed for the big screen with Jackman starring. The story is being kept under tight wraps, but Jackman's co-producer describes the main character as being similar to Will Smith's in I Am Legend. (It is always so sad when no one remembers it was a book!) This lone man will populate a futuristic world where privacy has been traded for safety.
Jackman admits that he's been bitten by the comic book bug. "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'm excited to work with Virgin and Marc and create a compelling character and story that hopefully will also make it to the bigscreen."
Virgin Comics has paired up with Hollywood before. Under their Virgin Voices line, they've published Nicolas and Weston Cage's comic Voodoo Man, and Guy Ritchie's Gamekeeper, which is already in development at Warner Bros.
It's an intriguing and unexpected development from Jackman -- but I have to say, when the heck are you going to get on that Carousel remake? I thought he was supposed to lead the renaissance of big screen musicals. What happened?