Robert Schwentke Will Be Directing Ryan Reynolds in R.I.P.D.

September 7, 2010
Source: Deadline

Robert Schwentke / R.I.P.D.

At the beginning of August, there were rumblings that McG was interested in helming the adaptation of the Dark Horse graphic novel R.I.P.D. (Rest in Peace Department) starring Ryan Reynolds. Well it looks like he just couldn't cut it as Deadline reports Robert Schwentke, fresh off directing a stellar cast in the action comedy RED, has fully signed on to direct. The story is about a division of law enforcement which employs the dead. Reynolds will play a dead cop that makes a deal to work 100 years for divine law enforcement in exchange for a shot at finding who killed him. Find out how this will fit into Reynolds busy schedule below!

Schwentke will be directing from a script by Clash of the Titans writers Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi, but when exactly will production start? Apparently the movie is slated to shoot next summer after Reynolds completes production on both The Change-Up with Jason Bateman and Safe House with Denzel Washington. As much as I like Reynolds getting more work, this doesn't sound promising for anyone looking forward to Reynolds reprising his role as the Merc with a Mouth in a Deadpool movie. Combine those three other projects he'll be shooting over the next year with the fact that Warner Bros wants a Green Lantern sequel right away, and it doesn't look good for the Marvel property. How do you feel about Ryan Reynolds' future projects?

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  • silver
    "from a script by Clash of the Titans writers" *facepalm*
  • #1- I totally agree! I mean they got everything right except for the two main things, the correct mythology and the story, haha! Plus a non-realistic looking medusa. Well he is one of my favorite actors! And with as much as I would like to see him be in this, he might just have to back out specially with the sequel to Green Lantern on top of others that's going to be fast tracks as soon as possible. But, I would rather have him be Deadpool if he ended up having to choose one.
  • JAYC
    #1 AYE, Allready doomed to Failure.
  • Xerxex
    you never know, the writer might surprise us...I mean Clash was studio asskissing script.
  • croniccris
    I can wait for deadpool so they have hella time to make it perfect and i want robert rodregiez to direct it and he can't do it for a while cuz he has spy kids to do. so i'll wait
  • Al
    obvious rip off of men in black is obvious. they just slightly changed what exactly this department was in charge of....thats all.




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