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.
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.
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