We have seen one or two stills from this film so far, but here is the first trailer for R.I.P.D. starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges. The premise is pretty simple dead cops or lawmen are recruited to keep bad souls who escaped judgement in check. Ryan Reynolds plays a recently deceased cop and Jeff Bridges plays a dead western lawman who has been on the job for a while. The trailer is pretty funny and promises some good stunts as these two guys can’t really get hurt or re-die. I also enjoyed the handshake bit in the trailer.
The only hang up on this film is that it is very similar to Men in Black just with dead agents and bad souls instead of secret agents and aliens. The story is based on a Dark Horse comic created by Peter M. Lenkov.
The film also stars Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, and Robert Knepper. Supermodel Marisa Miller and James Hong play Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynold’s characters as they are seen by the living.
“Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds headline the 3D supernatural action-adventure R.I.P.D. as two cops dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the living from an increasingly destructive array of souls who refuse to move peacefully to the other side.
Veteran sheriff Roy Pulsifer (Bridges) has spent his career with the legendary police force known as R.I.P.D. tracking monstrous spirits who are cleverly disguised as ordinary people. His mission? To arrest and bring to justice a special brand of criminals trying to escape final judgment by hiding among the unsuspecting on Earth.
Once the wise-cracking Roy is assigned former rising-star detective Nick Walker (Reynolds) as his junior officer, the new partners have to turn grudging respect into top-notch teamwork. When they uncover a plot that could end life as we know it, two of R.I.P.D.’s finest must miraculously restore the cosmic balance…or watch the tunnel to the afterlife begin sending angry souls the very wrong way.
R.I.P.D. is directed by Robert Schwentke (Red) and produced by Neal H. Moritz (Fast & Furious series, I Am Legend), Mike Richardson (Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army) and Michael Fottrell (Fast & Furious series, Live Free or Die Hard).”
R.I.P.D. is in theatres July 19, 2013.
by Sarah Ksiazek