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Ryan Reynolds to star in film adaptation of graphic novel R.I.P.D.

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
April 2nd, 2010

Ryan Reynolds just can't get enough of comic book adaptations! The actor has appeared in BLADE: TRINITY, X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, and will star as the titular Green Lantern in the upcoming big screen adaptation of the DC Comics character. Now Reynolds will be delving into the pages of yet another comic book to bring it to life.

Reynolds has signed on to star in R.I.P.D., or Rest In Peace Department, originally a graphic novel from Dark Horse comics. Uber producer Neil Moritz (FAST & FURIOUS) recently opened up to Collider about the film. Check out what he had to say after the jump!

"It’s about two cops, one recently dead and a gunslinger who’s been dead for hundreds of years who work on the Rest in Peace department - which is the police department of the dead. And they basically…it takes place on a normal day and it’s about trying to keep the dead quiet.”

Mortiz went on to say that the film will be more of a buddy cop action film with a comedic twist. That's where Reynolds signature sarcasm come in, as he will play the recently deceased officer attempting to get back to his wife and uncover who killed him.

The film from Universal hopes to begin production in January of 2011. Reynolds of course has quite the full plate, with GREEN LANTERN, the planned DEADPOOL spin-off, and the comedy THE CHANGE-UP from David Dobkin (WEDDING CRASHERS) amongst others.

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