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McG helps Ryan Reynolds police the dead on R.I.P.D.?

08.05.2010by:

An adaptation of the Dark Horse comic R.I.P.D. has been in the works for years, but recently caught a wave with producer Neal Moritz (THE FAST AND THE FURIOUSes) reportedly roping in comic regular Ryan Reynolds for the project.

Universal is obviously hoping for a MEN IN BLACK style high-concept hit, but is director McG the guy to deliver? The CHARLIE'S ANGELS and TERMINATOR trasher is circling the project, according to the fairly reliable Pajiba.

But first things first -- McG has to get through his troubled action-comedy-romance THIS MEANS WAR, which currently has Tom Hardy literally fighting Chris Pine to win the heart of Reese Witherspoon. That project, in development for over a decade, saw at least a dozen actors either reject or depart it, including Sam Worthington, Seth Rogen, Bradley Cooper and Colin Farrell. Whether the script or the director, something about it must be a bit repellent.

The R.I.P.D. comic blurb: "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!"

Extra Tidbit: BLADE TRINITY, DEADPOOL, GREEN LANTERN... is Reynolds trying to conquer the comic book genre or what?
Source: Pajiba

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1:30AM on 08/07/2010
keep McG away from the movie business!
keep McG away from the movie business!
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3:35PM on 08/06/2010
You ever think that Ryan Reynolds might be taking all the movies he can so he can afford to keep ScarJo covered in chocolate and whip cream?
You ever think that Ryan Reynolds might be taking all the movies he can so he can afford to keep ScarJo covered in chocolate and whip cream?
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3:31PM on 08/06/2010
Never thought it was lawful to play comic book characters from different brands. He's got 2 Marvels and a DC already
Never thought it was lawful to play comic book characters from different brands. He's got 2 Marvels and a DC already
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1:50PM on 08/06/2010
Ryan Reynolds? YAY! McG? BOO!
Ryan Reynolds? YAY! McG? BOO!
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1:11PM on 08/06/2010
Sounds great. I can totally see Reynolds making this role his. He's been great in all of his comic book roles, and this should be no different. This should be done like the Hellboy movies.
Sounds great. I can totally see Reynolds making this role his. He's been great in all of his comic book roles, and this should be no different. This should be done like the Hellboy movies.
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12:42PM on 08/06/2010
McG needs to stay away. While I'm not a huge hater of the guy, I've seen very little of his that makes me want to go out and see another of his movies.
McG needs to stay away. While I'm not a huge hater of the guy, I've seen very little of his that makes me want to go out and see another of his movies.
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10:43AM on 08/06/2010

WHY

Why are they giving this guy any movie to direct?!?!? He's ruined every piece of material that he's touched!
Why are they giving this guy any movie to direct?!?!? He's ruined every piece of material that he's touched!
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9:21AM on 08/06/2010
Wow. Great idea. And somehow I'm STILL not sick of Reynolds in comic-book roles. But McG??? Not a fan.
Wow. Great idea. And somehow I'm STILL not sick of Reynolds in comic-book roles. But McG??? Not a fan.
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6:16AM on 08/06/2010

McG

I'm not crazy about McG, but I'd like to see this get made.
I'm not crazy about McG, but I'd like to see this get made.
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2:37AM on 08/06/2010

Movie sounds good

This concept sounds like it could make a good movie, as for Reynolds I don't have a problem with him doing this many comic book movies, let the guy do it if he wants, he has a good comic book personality and can actually act.

I think its funny that people haven't really mentioned Chris Evans doing the same thing as much as Reynolds, Evans has now been in four comic book/graphic novel movies now, captain america, FF, the Losers, and Scott Pilgrim, and he also did Push in which he played a
This concept sounds like it could make a good movie, as for Reynolds I don't have a problem with him doing this many comic book movies, let the guy do it if he wants, he has a good comic book personality and can actually act.

I think its funny that people haven't really mentioned Chris Evans doing the same thing as much as Reynolds, Evans has now been in four comic book/graphic novel movies now, captain america, FF, the Losers, and Scott Pilgrim, and he also did Push in which he played a super powered character. If these guys like these types of roles, let them take em, I would if I was in their shoes too.
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1:02AM on 08/06/2010

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the ONLY decent movie ryan reynolds ever did IMO was smoking aces...how did he ever land scarlett johannson??!!! O_o
the ONLY decent movie ryan reynolds ever did IMO was smoking aces...how did he ever land scarlett johannson??!!! O_o
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12:29AM on 08/06/2010
Never thought it was lawful to play comic book characters from different brands. He's got 2 Marvels and a DC already
Never thought it was lawful to play comic book characters from different brands. He's got 2 Marvels and a DC already
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12:10AM on 08/06/2010
Never thought it was lawful to play comic book characters from different brands. He's got 2 Marvels and a DC already
Never thought it was lawful to play comic book characters from different brands. He's got 2 Marvels and a DC already
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11:56PM on 08/05/2010
And stay away from this McG!
And stay away from this McG!
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11:56PM on 08/05/2010
I think Reynolds should just stick to one or two comic book characters. This is too much.
I think Reynolds should just stick to one or two comic book characters. This is too much.
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11:52PM on 08/05/2010
Honestly. I put alot of jokes in these comments, but honestly. How is McG still getting films? I understand Shymalan, cuz he's had relatively large successes and his name alones sells tickets. But How is McG still getting films? I could name a dozen college film makers who could do better with the same budget. I could name high school film makers that could do better.
Honestly. I put alot of jokes in these comments, but honestly. How is McG still getting films? I understand Shymalan, cuz he's had relatively large successes and his name alones sells tickets. But How is McG still getting films? I could name a dozen college film makers who could do better with the same budget. I could name high school film makers that could do better.
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11:37PM on 08/05/2010
Actually sounds kinda cool. Never read (or heard of for that matter) the comic but this sounds like something Guillermo del Toro should direct, in the same style he did the Hellboy films. But Mc Gee? Hell no.
Actually sounds kinda cool. Never read (or heard of for that matter) the comic but this sounds like something Guillermo del Toro should direct, in the same style he did the Hellboy films. But Mc Gee? Hell no.
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