Robert Schwentke has been tapped to direct Universal's supernatural actioner R.I.P.D., based on Peter M. Lenkov's Dark Horse comic about a police department of the dead.

According to Variety, Ryan Reynolds is already attached to star in R.I.P.D., which is centered on two officers -- one recently dead and one who's been dead for hundreds of years.

Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi are writing the screenplay.

No production date has been set.