The Dark Horse property R.I.P.D. has been seeking a new director since David Dobkin and, later, McG departed the project.
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Robert Schwentke, the German director behind the upcoming Red, may sign up to direct. It’s an enticing project for the man as Ryan Reynolds is attached to star. Schwentke also helmed Tattoo and Flightplan and did a rewrite on The Last Voyage of the Demeter.
R.I.P.D. focuses on the “Rest In Peace Department” where a murdered cop comes back from the dead to find his killer. The Times says Universal wants to move on the project right away so they can begin shooting next year.