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Universal Finds a Director for R.I.P.D.

The search is finally over for Universal’s live action adaptation of the Dark Horse comic R.I.P.D. (Rest in Peace Department). Ready to find out who’ll be filling the director’s chair?

Variety reports that Robert Schwentke (Red) is set to direct the supernatural actioner starring Ryan Reynolds, based on Peter Lenkov’s Dark Horse comic about a police department of the dead. The team of Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi are writing the screenplay. More soon!

Comic Synopsis
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 died an untimely death at the height of his personal and professional life. Why did he join the R.I.P.D.? Well, not knowing the identity of his killer has left his soul a bit … restless. Now he hunts some of the most fiendish creatures, hoping for the chance to find out who set him up so he can get into heaven.

Universal Finds a Director for R.I.P.D.

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