Schwentke to helm RIPD August 16, 2010 Robert Schwentke leads proposed adaptation of R.I.P.D… Robert Schwentke is in talks to direct the proposed adaptation of R.I.P.D. According to the LA Times, the film will be shot next summer to coincide with a gap in lead actor Ryan Reynolds’s schedule. R.I.P.D. follows a murdered police officer who is given the chance to avenge his death in exchange for his services in ‘divine law enforcement’. The movie is scheduled for release in 2012.