Jackman, Seed Planning Wolverine 2 and More


Hugh Jackman and Seed Productions partner John Palermo are developing several projects for the X-Men Origins: Wolverine star, reports Variety.

Fox and Seed are in development on a sequel to “Wolverine.” The Seed partners have begun planning the sequel, which they are squarely focusing on the samurai storyline originated in the comic series, says the trade.

Fox has just closed a deal to acquire Personal Security, a spec script by Matt Lieberman. Jackman will star as a tough New York police detective forced into bodyguard duty for a spoiled teen heiress who is receiving kidnapping threats.

While Jackman has not set his next star vehicle, he has gotten revved up over Drive, a Seed-produced adaptation of the James Sallis novel set up at Universal. Jackman will play a solitary man who drives race cars by day and getaway cars by night in Los Angeles.

Long-in-the-works Carousel is also now a priority at Fox 2000, after David Magee turned in a script that Jackman and Palermo said keeps the timeless spirit of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, but injects relevance for a contemporary audience. Jackman will play Billy Bigelow.