Random Trivia For This Title:
- The finance convention scene was filmed at the Hynes Convention Center, which is half a mile from Copley Square -- the place where Jeff Bridges was nearly killed in real-life during the bomb truck explosion scene of Blown Away.
- In a Reddit AMA discussion, Jeff Bridges said that he enjoyed making the movie with the cast and crew, but attributed its failure to studio interference. Bridges said, "The suits just cut it against the grain, and, I thought, screwed it up." He described the film as "underwhelming".
- Zach Galifianakis was originally cast as Roy Powell, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.
- Ryan Reynolds has appeared in six films adapted from comic books. The other five films are Blade: Trinity (Hannibal King), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Deadpool), Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Deadpool (Deadpool), and Deadpool 2 (Deadpool).
- This movie has been compared to Men in Black, in that they both deal with secret government agencies contending with otherworldly beings. Jeff Bridges is playing the same kind of character that his good friend and Blown Away co-star Tommy Lee Jones played in the [Men In Black] trilogy.
- Jodie Foster was considered for the role of Proctor.
- Jeff Bridges and Stephanie Szostak, who play likeable characters in this movie, played villainous characters in Marvel's [Iron Man] movies, which are also comic book-based. Bridges played Obadiah Stane in Iron Man, and Szostak played Ellen Brandt in Iron Man 3.
- The car, into which the captive Hayes is put, has the license plate 314159. These, without the decimal point, are the first 6 digits of pi, the mathematical constant used to calculate the measure of circles. Part of Nick's file number, when being first introduced into the R.I.P.D., is the the first 68 digits in pi.
- You can see Roy driving the car with what's commonly known as a suicide knob on his steering wheel. The knob itself was an EightBall. Roy was literally "behind the Eight Ball."
- Jeff Bridges has an extensive display of his doodles on his website. In the first scene at R.I.P.D. Boston, his doodle of Proctor is on the clipboard that he throws on the desk.