If you haven’t heard of R.I.P.D. yet, here’s the low down. It’s a ridiculous sounding supernatural action flick starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds about a recently slain cop who joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him. Yea, ridiculous. Love the first picture so far, mostly because of Bridges’ amazing old-school handle bar mustache. The guns look interesting also, but so does this entire flick. I’m all for this Dark Horse Comics adaptation, I love off-beat ideas like this and they’ve got a great cast made up of not only Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds but Kevin Bacon, Stephanie Szostak, Mary-Louise Parker, Marisa Miller, Mike O’Malley, James Hong, Robert Knepper and Tobias Segal.
Welcome to the Rest In Peace Department — the devoted, yet dead, officers of divine law enforcement “patrolling the deadbeat…reporting to one boss.” Yep — THAT boss. Nick Cruz was murdered by an unknown assailent, at the height of his personal and professional life. Now he’s traded a hundred years of service to the R.I.P.D. in exchange for a shot at finding who killed him. Unfortunately his search will take him to Hell and back — literally!
R.I.P.D. was just recently announced to be getting the 3D conversion treatment and is set for a July 19th release with Robert Schwentke at the helm.