RIPD Coming to Theaters

David Dobkin (Clay Pigeons, Shanghai Knights, Wedding Crashers) is set to direct RIPD, which is an adaptation of the Dark Horse comic of the same name, for Universal, according to the Book Standard. Written by Peter M. Lenkov, the 1999 comic centers on the Rest iPeace Department, the dedicated and very dead police officers, made up of the deceased who refuse to go quietly. The story focuses on a cop who joins the department after being murdered. The comic had been in development for some time at the studio but got resurrected by a new take by Dobkin, according to the trade. Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi are writing the adaptation.