With original director David Dobkin and potential director McG out of the running, the film adaptation of Dark Horse graphic novel R.I.P.D. is currently eyeballing a new director — and it may have found one in the form of Robert Schwentke, the man responsible for Red.
According to 24 Frames, Schwentke has "met on, and is currently being considered for, the director's chair on R.I.P.D.," Universal's movie project that has suffered more than a few setbacks in finding a director. Schwentke was allegedly in contention alongside McG, and now that the Terminator Salvation filmmaker has bowed out due to his commitment to This Means War, it appears that Schwentke is back in the mix. If hired, the Red director would begin pre-production work on R.I.P.D. soon, with a summer shoot looking likely.
R.I.P.D. focuses on a pair of deceased cops who patrol the underworld as part of the Rest In Peace Department. Green Lantern and potential Deadpool leading man Ryan Reynolds is attached to star in the comic book film, with Zach Galifianakis rumored for a co-starring role.