Ryan Reynolds is RIPD. This is not a typo.

04.05.10 8 years ago 22 Comments

(I made this a while back for some reason).

Ryan Reynolds is a Canadian America’s Sweetheart, whose chiseled abs and boy-next-door look recall my childhood neighbor Rich Thompson, who bought me my first mangroomer and schooled me in the art of submission wrestling.  Rich is dead now, but if Fast and Furious producer Neil Moritz is to be believed, Ryan Reynolds is about to star in two movies with super original premises: a body-swap comedy and a story of dead people who walk among the living.  From Collider:

“We love Ryan Reynolds. We’re going to do two movies with him. We’re doing The Change-Up with him and we’re doing R.I.P.D. with him.  R.I.P.D. Rest in peace department.  A terrific script by Manfredi & Hay at Universal that we hopefully going to make at the beginning of next year.  It’s terrific, based on the graphic novel. It’s about two cops, one recently dead and a gunslinger who’s been dead for hundreds of years who work on the Rest in Peace department – which is the police department of the dead. And they basically…it takes place on a normal day and it’s about trying to keep the dead quiet [Whatever, dead people are quiet.  My crawlspace is like a library. -Ed.].  Terrific script. Great buddy comedy. Buddy Action/Comedy.  It’s a PG-13 movie.

“He’ll be teamed with somebody but it’s a fantastic relationship between a cop who’s recently died who would do anything to get back to his wife. And a gunslinger who died hundreds of years ago who has seen it all and is jaded by it all and it’s the two of these guys together and it’s the relationship between these two guys that is absolutely fantastic.”

Well that could be cool, I guess.  I like movies about ghosts and the afterlife, because  they make me think hey, maybe we’re not all just hurtling inexorably toward an abyss of eternal nothingness or whatever.  *takes bong rip*

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