Ryan Reynolds, the man who has taken on roles in Blade, Deadpool and The Green Lantern is ready to tackle another comic book-adapted film. Collider is reporting that Reynolds will star in an adaptation of the Dark Horse comic R.I.P.D. or Rest In Peace Department.
Here the description of the comic:
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 assailant, 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!
The movie is being produced Neal Moritz and here's how he described the film:
It’s about two cops, one recently dead and a gunslinger who’s been dead for hundreds of years who work on the Rest in Peace department - which is the police department of the dead. And they basically…it takes place on a normal day and it’s about trying to keep the dead quiet.
I’ve never read this comic, but it sounds like it could be interesting. It will be a PG-13 buddy action/comedy, and they want to start shooting next January after Reynolds is finished filming The Change-Up with Jason Bateman.
To read the full interview with Moritz in which he discusses the movie in a bit more detail head on over to Collider.
What are your thoughts on Reynolds taking on the lead role in R.I.P.D.?