Universal Pictures has issued the first trailer for director Robert Schwentke's R.I.P.D., which stars Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon and
Mary-Louise Parker. The supernatural action comedy is based on the Dark Horse Entertainment comic book, "Rest in Peace Department" by Peter M. Lenkov, and is set to arrive in in 2D and 3D U.S. theaters on July 19th.
Synopsis: 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 wrong way.
I haven't collected comics in years - been giving all my money to movies instead, but it sounds like I might return to collecting the funny books in a few years if Disney has their way - so I've never heard of RIPD. But, between those guns and the absurdly cheesy title, having not even watched the trailer or read the synopsis yet, that just screamed Comic Adaptation. Looking forward to it!
I don't know if I see the Ghostbusters references everyone is mentioning. Yes, it's about the dead but they don't look like spirits at all. This literally looks like MIB 4 with a new team. The aliens, I mean dead, all look like they crawled off the set of MIB, even when they are shot the slime residue looks the same! That being said, it looks like it could be fun, but I'll be skipping this in theatres. Too many better looking movies coming out this year.
I LOVED Dead heat !! This looks like ALOT of fun. This is one of the 13 movies I will see this summer. Bridges is awesome in anything he does, Ryan Reynolds is very good if he is given the right role. (Green Lantern was a total mess).