One can only surmise that Hugh Jackman is tired of starring in other people's science fiction movies and hearing comments like "Wait, did The Fountain make any sense at all?" So he's following in the footsteps of Jenna Jameson and Deepak Chopra. That's right ‚ÄĒ he's teaming up with Virgin Comics to create his own, easily-adaptable-into-a-movie-franchise, scifi odyssey, Nowhere Man.

Worried that the never-before-used title might be giving away too much about the project, the rest of the official press announcement is impressively vague about what Nowhere Man actually is, aside from it being "a Sci Fi odyssey set in a groundbreaking vision of the future in which mankind has traded privacy for safety."


Ah, so one of those post-9/11 dystopias, then. The comic series will be developed with and written by Marc Guggenheim, who works on Marvel's Amazing Spider-Man and ABC's Eli Stone, and is expected to premiere before the end of the year.

Hugh Jackman to create comic book property for Virgin [Newsarama]