Universal Pictures has made some changes to its 2013 calendar, particularly where three different comic book adaptations are concerned. Robert Schwentke’s R.I.P.D. will retain its July 19 release date, but will now be released in 3D. Baltasar Kormakur’s 2 Guns will move two weeks earlier, from August 16 to August 2. Jeff Wadlow’s Kick-Ass 2, finally, will move from June 28 to August 16.
R.I.P.D. stars Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds. The supernatural action-adventure also features Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker and Stephanie Szostak and is based on the Dark Horse comic. R.I.P.D. is produced by Neal H. Moritz, Mike Richardson and Michael Fottrell.
2 Guns stars Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton, James Marsden, Fred Ward and Edward James Olmos. It is is produced by Marc Platt, Randall Emmett, George Furla, Adam Siegel, Jeffrey Stott, Ross Richie, Andrew Cosby and Norton Herrick and is based on the BOOM! Studios title. The new date puts it head to head with two other comic book-to-screen projects, 300: Rise of an Empire and RED 2 as well at the limited release of James Ponsoldt’s indie drama The Spectacular Now.
Kick-Ass 2, finally, has Aaron Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse reprising their roles from 2010’s Kick-Ass. Based on the comic by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr., the sequel co-stars Morris Chestnut, John Leguizamo and Donald Faison. It is produced by Matthew Vaughn, Tarquin Pack, Adam Bohling, David Reid and Brad Pitt.