Just a few weeks ago, we told you that Robert Schwentke (RED, Flightplan) was hired by Universal Pictures to direct the big-screen adaptation of Peter M. Lenkov’s graphic novel, published by Dark Horse Comics entitled, R.I.P.D., which is to star Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern, Buried).
While Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi are writing the screenplay, and the studio wants to begin shooting the film next Summer, Ryan Reynolds will reportedly have to decide between shooting R.I.P.D. or the hotly anticipated big-screen adventures of the Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool.
Reynolds told i09 that either Deadpool or R.I.P.D. could come after the two films that are next on his slate, The Change-Up and Safe House.
“People sort of ask this question, like I have any say in the matter. They’re both movies I’m interested in, they’re both movies that are in fast-track development. But I never say I’m doing a movie until I break for lunch the first day. Because it’s such a crapshoot, this industry. Everything’s so fickle and so contingent on so many factors, aside from just an actor. And because it has an actor, and because these films have interested directors, it’s obviously likely that they’ll both get made. But I think it would be more likely that only one of them gets made with me.”
R.I.P.D. is slated to hit theaters in 2012.
Deadpool is slated to hit theaters in 2012.