Wolverine to be produced by Jackman

Hugh Jackman’s recently formed Seed Productions has signed a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox, and includes a spinoff film centering on his X-Men character, Wolverine, Variety reported. Jackman and his producing partner, John Palermo, are awaiting a final draft of the script from screenwriter David Benioff (writer of Troy).

Production on Wolverine won’t begin until after the completion of the upcoming third film in the X-Men franchise, the trade paper also reported.

Brett Ratner has recently taken over directing duties on X3, after Matthew Vaughn abruptly stepped down from the post.

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