After Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin handles Paul Giamatti and Vince Vaughn in the upcoming Santa Clause holiday comedy, he'll take on the comic book film, R.I.P.D.

CHUD recently spoke with Phil Hay, who's writing a film adaptation of the comic book. He spilled some beans about David taking directing duties.

"It's kind of about a spectral police force. It's very much a Ghostbusters or Men In Black vibe. It's an action comedy, very heavy on the comedy. That process has been really great, and I think it's going to be a good movie. Dobkin is incredibly good at this stuff." As for when the film will be out? "We are working as fast as we can. I don't know anything officially, but we're all very excited about it and we're trying to get it out there as soon as we can."

Phil and his writing partner, Matt Drake, most recently worked on a script called Parasyte; Right now, Japanese director Takashi Shimizu is set to direct.

Phil says of that film, "We haven't been involved in the project in a while and I know there were other drafts and things, so I'm not exactly sure what direction he's planning to go with it. I certainly think it can be a very interesting and cool movie."

No word on a date for R.I.P.D.; Parasyte is set to be released later this year.

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