Director Robert Schwentke ('Flightplan', 'Red') has been bought on board to helm Universal Pictures new action flick 'R.I.P.D.' It stars Ryan Reynolds in the lead rolw as Nick Cruz, the dead cop who is recruited by a law-enforcement agency staffed by the dead. 'R.I.P.D.' is an adaptation of the popular Dark Horse comic penned by Matt Lunsford, Lucas Marangon and Randy Emberlin.
"Welcome to the Rest In Peace Department -- the devoted, yet dead, officers of divine law enforcement "patrolling the deadbeat...reporting to one boss." Yep -- THAT boss. Nick Cruz was murdered by an unknown assailent, at the height of his personal and professional life. Now he's traded a hundred years of service to the R.I.P.D. in exchange for a shot at finding who killed him. Unfortunately his search will take him to Hell and back -- literally! "
You may recall that McG ('Supernatural') was in the frame at one point to direct this. Schwentke who has just finished work on 'Red', to be released next month, will take on this adaptation once Reynolds' has the time to do it.
Something for the Ladies! Ryan Reynolds to star in 'R.I.P.D.' Adaptation