Ryan Reynolds Gets R.I.P.D.

In an unprecedented move, and we swear this is not a late April Fool's joke, Hollywood is looking to turn out a big budget motion picture that's based on a graphic novel! We know! Friggin' CRAZY, right?

The good folks over at Collider are reporting that according to producer Neal Moritz, Ryan Reynolds has been tapped to star in a live action adaptation of the Dark Horse comic book R.I.P.D. (Rest in Peace Department) for Universal Pictures.

Moritz also revealed that the most recent script for the adaptation was penned by Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay (Clash of the Titans) and that it will be a PG-13 buddy comedy in which Reynolds will play a cop named Rick Cruz who has just died. Shooting is planned for January.

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.

Ryan Reynolds Gets R.I.P.D.

- Uncle Creepy

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Sexy Mcmanbeast's picture

As long as he's shirtless, he can do whatever the fuck he wants.
Uh...wait, I mean, Ryan Reynolds sucks!

Submitted by Sexy Mcmanbeast on Fri, 04/02/2010 - 12:50pm.
Floydian Trip's picture

sad it's only another movie. I thought he had passed away, perhaps assassinated by a disgruntled Blade or Amitteyville Horror fan.

Submitted by Floydian Trip on Fri, 04/02/2010 - 11:36am.
Terminal's picture

I read about this comic in Wizard years ago and never really cared about reading it. What with all the stuff about secret organizations that hunt monsters a la Hellboy and Spooks and Men in Black, I'm not up for another one of these.
"We are bad guys. That means we've got more to do other than bullying companies. It's fun to lead a bad man's life."

Submitted by Terminal on Fri, 04/02/2010 - 5:11am.

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