Ryan Reynolds to star in R.I.P.D. another Comic Book Adaptation


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.?

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