First official look at Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges in R.I.P.D. Plus some more story details

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Despite the emerald turd that was Green Lantern, Ryan Reynolds is apparently not through with comic book movies yet. This time he’s keeping it a little less colourful (like deathly back), and teaming with up Jeff Bridges for the supernatural thriller, R.I.P.D., based on the Dark Horse Comics series.

Thus far we’ve just seen on-set shots of the film, but now we finally get a proper look at the duo, and apparently somebody has resurrected Col. Sanders and given him a pair of really cool guns.

I’ll have a Streetwise Two please andOH DEAR GOD DON’T SHOOT ME IN THE FACE WITH YOUR FANCY REVOLVER! KFC jokes aside, Reynolds and Bridges actually have a pretty decent resemblance to their comic book counterparts, and you really cannot go wrong with Bridges playing a gunslinger.

The still comes courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, who also have a much more comprehensive synopsis for the film.

Nick (Ryan Reynolds) 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.

The film is being directed by RED‘s Robert Schwentke, and with this concept, if its anywhere near as entertaining as that film, then we should be in for a pretty cool ride.

Last Updated: April 12, 2013

Kervyn Cloete

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