It’s been a while coming, but finally we have an official look at Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds in R.I.P.D. The adaptation of the Dark Horse comic comes from Universal, was directed by Robert Schwentke, and is expected to release on July 19th. So it’s about damn time we get a look at it! I imagine a trailer won’t be far behind.
This still comes courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, click the above image for a better look. I dig Bridges mustache. Not as spectacular as say, Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained, but still, it’s stylish.
Since it’s been a while since we heard anything about R.I.P.D., here’s a quick refresher,
Nick is dead — at least, that’s how he remembers it — and teams up with another deceased detective, a gunslinger from the Old West (played by Jeff Bridges), to work for the elite task force, the Rest In Peace Department (hence the title), to track down the dead on Earth. (Due to overpopulation, some unsettled spirits haven’t gone where they’re supposed to, and are hiding out). Technically, R.I.P.D. officers (who are overseen by Mary-Louise Parker) aren’t allowed to kill anyone living, and aren’t supposed to interact with anyone from their previous lives, but Nick is haunted by the fact that he was murdered by another cop (played by Kevin Bacon), and can’t let it go.
R.I.P.D. will also star Stephanie Szostak, Marisa Miller, Mike O’Malley, James Hong, Robert Knepper and Tobias Segal. What are ya thinking? Excited?