McG Considering Director’s Chair for Ryan Reynolds Film ‘R.I.P.D’

Published 5 years ago by , Updated July 11th, 2013 at 11:20 am,

Ryan Reynolds is currently busy filming Green Lantern, but that doesn’t mean studios aren’t making behind-the-scenes progress on some of his other films. For example, Robert Rodriguez is in negotiations to direct the Deadpool spin-off and now we’re hearing that action director McG (Terminator: Salvation) is circling the director’s chair for R.I.P.D.

R.I.P.D is an adaptation of a Dark Horse comic about a police department in the afterlife. One officer, recently deceased, wants to find out who killed him while his partner has been dead for hundreds of years. Here’s a synopsis of the series from the first R.I.P.D. trade paperback.

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!

The McG scoop comes from an inside source of Pajiba but it’s not something to get excited about just yet. It would be gracious to call McG a “hit-or-miss” director. In recent years, he has proven himself more popular among fans as the Executive Producer of the hit NBC series Chuck than as a feature film director. Nevertheless, there are only a handful of competent action directors in Hollywood, so it’s natural to see McG circling this project.

Of course, this is all still very early. For one thing, McG has to finish up his current movie This Means War, featuring Tom Hardy, Chris Pine, and Reese Witherspoon. Furthermore, nobody is quite sure just how much time Reynolds will have to give to filming one or more Green Lantern sequels.

In any case, I think the plot of the film sounds interesting and I’m pretty much game for anything Reynolds does these days, so I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for more information on R.I.P.D.

Source: Pajiba

TAGS: R.I.P.D, Ripd
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  1. Mcg is one of the worst directors of our time,,,

    • I would say that “honor” goes to George Lucas.

      • It’s a tie between Rob Zombie and Brett Ranter.

        • 790, he is right up there with Uwe, rattner. why theese guys continue to get work is beyond me lol.

  2. enough said my friend…

  3. It’s a pity that McG is anywhere near this. It otherwise sounds fantastic. We need Del Toro on this, too… =\

  4. It’s a shame that they’re putting Ryan on this.. this just means less time to focus on the Most Important Comic Book Movie Ever to Be Made – DEADPOOL. I mean, seriously… after Ryan completes Lantern he should go over to Fox and start making Deadpool ASAP. So we can finally get the Deadpool we deserve…

  5. If this keeps up it’ll be Wolverine Origins all over again for Deadpool: all crappy film and no awesome character.

  6. McG isn’t that bad, the worst thing about Terminator Salvation was the script. If crap decisions weren’t made in the planning of the story and in choosing the writers (excluding J. Nolan’s ON SET rewrites), it probably would have been a fairly decent film.

    • I agree with that – there are some really well-shot sequences in Terminator Salvation. The problem was definitely with the script, although I seem to be in a minority that actually quite liked the film as a whole. He’s definitely more than capable as an action director.

      • the problem was that it was PG-13, it held back.

  7. Hey Mike have you seen THX1138? Lucas directed that in his early twenties.

    • i liked that movie. and i woildnt go so far as to say that lucas in one of the worse directors out there, i mean he isnt no Scorsesse.

  8. Really? REALLY? Does Ryan effin Reynolds have to star in every effin comic book movie. GAAAAAAWWWDD.

    • um he isnt in EVERY one. stop being so dramitic lol. just dont go see it if you dont like him