Based on Peter Lenkov’s Dark Horse comic about a police department of the dead, R.I.P.D. will also star Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges. Mike Richardson – founder and president of Dark Horse – has teamed up with Lawrence Gordon and Neal Moritz to produce the screenplay written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi.
Bacon is no stranger to the role of comic-book villain, having starred as Sebastian Shaw in ”X-Men: First Class” earlier this year.
Production for “R.I.P.D.” is set to begin soon for a June 28, 2012 release.