Universal Finally Locks Down 'R.I.P.D.' Director Replacement - Bloody Disgusting!

Universal Finally Locks Down ‘R.I.P.D.’ Director Replacement

Universal is finally bringing R.I.P.D. to life, tapping Robert Schwentke to direct the supernatural actioner, based on Peter Lenkov’s Dark Horse comic about a police department of the dead. Ryan Reynolds signed last spring to star in R.I.P.D., centered on two officers — one recently dead and one who’s been dead for hundreds of years. The team of Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi is writing the screenplay. Schwentke directed Summit’s actioner Red, opening next month, and is shooting The Change Up. He’s also attached to Summit’s The Osterman Weekend.