R.I.P.D. To Undergo 3D Conversion, Kick Ass 2 And 2 Guns Move Around

Universal has a pretty solid slate of action films due out this year, but now it looks like three of them will be undergoing some changes. New reports have surfaced saying that the Ryan Reynolds-Jeff Bridges-starring comic book adaptation R.I.P.D. is being converted to 3D and that the release dates for both Kick Ass 2 and 2 Guns will be moving around.

Deadline, which first reported all of the above news, says that R.I.P.D., which is directed by Robert Schwentke, will actually be able to stick with its July 19th release date. The film is about a cop (Reynolds) who is murdered and becomes a detective in the afterlife for an undead police department. Teaming up with a cowboy out of the old west (Bridges), the cop hunts for the man who killed him.

Of the three movies, Kick Ass 2 is getting the biggest push of all, as it will be moving from June 28th to August 16th. On the earlier date the comic book adaptation was going to be going up against another action comedy, The Heat, as well as White House Down, so it's move to a date where the only competition is the R-rated comedy The To-Do List and the family fantasy film Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. The sequel brings back Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca, Clark Duke and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and introduces Jim Carrey, Morris Chestnut, Donald Faison, and John Leguizamo into the mix.

Finally there's 2 Guns, which is by far the strangest part of the report. 2 Guns is now scheduled to be in theaters on August 2nd, the same weekend as both Red 2 and 300: Rise of An Empire. Presumably one of those titles will be moving before the week actually arrives. The movie stars Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington as undercover agents who find themselves working together to help retrieve money from the mob that they happened to help steal.

For more info about all of these movies head over to our Blend Film Database.

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