Ryan Reynolds says that R.I.P.D. is poised to get a sequel, according to The Playlist. Filming wrapped over the weekend on the film directed by Robert Schwentke (REDS). Reynolds plays late police detective Nick Walker in the film based on Peter Lenkov's graphic novel. The actor had this to say while doing press for Safe House:
Being on set was incredible, because it's a movie project that I've been with for years and believed in. Being able to stick with it is half the battle.
Reynolds goes on to say:
I'm hoping to be able to work with all those people again. It could be a franchise. It certainly is set up, plot-wise, for a sequel. But nobody's signed on for that just yet. We would like it to be [a film series.]
Here is a description of the fantasy crime thriller:
Nick is dead -- at least, that's how he remembers it -- and teams up with another deceased detective, a gunslinger from the Old West (played by Jeff Bridges), to work for the elite task force, the Rest In Peace Department (hence the title), to track down the dead on Earth. (Due to overpopulation, some unsettled spirits haven't gone where they're supposed to, and are hiding out). Technically, R.I.P.D. officers (who are overseen by Mary-Louise Parker) aren't allowed to kill anyone living, and aren't supposed to interact with anyone from their previous lives, but Nick is haunted by the fact that he was murdered by another cop (played by Kevin Bacon), and can't let it go.
R.I.P.D. doesn't arrive in theaters until June 28, 2013. I am hopeful that it will be much better than Green Lantern. The combination of Bridges and Reynolds sounds great to me. What are your thoughts?