Ryan Reynolds to Star in Adaptation of Graphic Novel R.I.P.D.

April 1, 2010
Source: Collider


While there's plenty of comic book and graphic novel adaptations out there, very few actors have taken on more than one comic book character from different properties. However, Ryan Reynolds doesn't seem to be intimidated by that challenge. Not only is he playing ball with Marvel (Deadpool, Blade Trinity) and DC Comics (Green Lantern) but now Collider has learned that Reynolds will star in an adaptation of the Dark Horse graphic novel R.I.P.D. (or Rest In Peace Department) where he'll be playing a dead cop that makes a deal to work one hundred years in divine law enforcement in exchange for a shot at finding who killed him.

Producer Neal Moritz (whose been all over the news recently) describes this as a buddy action comedy that follows Reynolds' recently deceased cop character and a gunslinger who has been dead for hundreds of years as they find themselves "patrolling the deadbeat… reporting to one boss. Yes that boss." And although policing the dead and working for the devil sounds pretty damn dark, this will apparently still only be rated PG-13 in the end. Moritz says they're still figuring out who will star opposite Reynolds, but I'm interested in this project simply based on the concept and Reynolds involvement alone so far. Anyone else with me?

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  • People's Champ
    Burn out soon.
  • asfsafds
    DC, Marvel, now Dark Horse... Ryan Reynolds is the definition of comic book hero on screen.
  • Deathtoll 2010
    was Blade a Marvel property, I think it was, but I might be wrong. Also a gunslinger partner? Viggo Mortensen or Stellan Skaarsgard (sp) would be my picks.
  • Linkfx
    He was in Blade as well, a Marvel property...he and Chris Evans are the whores of the comic book adaptation hahaha jk
  • Thanks #3 and #4, I completely let Blade Trinity slip my mind (probably for good reason). But I tossed it in the opener for good measure.
  • Xerxex
    Where's Buried?
    how many comic heroes is it now ? four,i suppose its just for the pay cheque nothing else.
  • @ #7, Actually word on the street is that R.I.P.D. is one of the projects that Reynolds is the most excited about.
  • w
    @ #6 Buried gets a limited release September 24th and then a wide release two weeks later on October 8th.
  • Fisherr
    Any thing for Ryan, Hell yeah i am in.




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