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Since sometime this fall Zach Galifianakis has been flitting around Universal’s adaptation of “R.I.P.D.”, a Dark Horse comic series about a group of ghost cops. According to Heat Vision, the portly, bearded comedian has taken a serious step towards joining the cast, “entering substantive talks”, whatever the hell that means.
Ryan Reynolds is set to star, and Robert Schwentke (“RED”) is going to take the helm on his second consecutive comic book movie.
“R.I.P.D.” follows a murdered cop (Reynolds) who is recruited to work in the Rest in Peace Department, a police force comprised of ghosts who battle spirits unready to depart this world.
If a deal is made (negotiations have not yet begun), Galifianakis will play Reynolds’ partner, a wise-cracking officer who’s been hunting spirits since the 1800s.
It sounds like things are moving forward with the “R.I.P.D.” adaptation, so what does that mean for “Deadpool”, the other comic property that Ryan Reynolds has been linked to (besides “Green Lantern”, of course”)? That project has had some director woes, and Reynolds was quoted earlier this fall as saying that it’s “likely that only one of them [“R.I.P.D” or “Deadpool”] gets made with me.” Does that mean “Deadpool” is done? Or that someone other than Reynolds will take over the part? It remains to be seen, so we’ll just have to wait and see. Which film would you rather have him do?