Deadline reported that the graphic novel adaptation, R.I.P.D. starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds, directed by Robert Schwentke, will be released by Universal on June 28th, 2013. Previous info on the project after this jump..
Jeff Bridges will play Roy Powell (gunslinger who’s been dead for a while) and Ryan Reynolds will play Nick Cruz (recently murdered cop, driven by revenge) in the Robert Schwentke-directed supernatural comedy R.I.P.D. Production starts September in Boston. The film will open on June 28th, 2013
R.I.P.D. is based on the Dark Horse comics graphic novel by Peter Lenkov, illustrated by Lucas Marangon and Randy Emberlin.
Order the book today at Amazon, here’s its official 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 was murdered by an unknown assailent, at the height of his personal and professional life. Now he’s traded a hundred years of service to the R.I.P.D. in exchange for a shot at finding who killed him. Unfortunately his search will take him to Hell and back — literally!”