A new international trailer for director Robert Schwentke’s (Red) supernatural action-comedy R.I.P.D. has landed online. The film centers on dead cops who work for the “Rest in Peace Department,” with Ryan Reynolds as a newly deceased cop, and Jeff Bridges taking on the role of his partner, a seasoned R.I.P.D. veteran. Their job is to track down souls that have escaped judgment. The Men in Black vibe continues in this international trailer, and we see a few bits of new footage involving the film’s set pieces and action-oriented sequences. The creature designs continue to impress, and I’m eager to see more of the interplay between Bridges and Reynolds.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Kevin Bacon, Mary Louise-Parker,Stephanie Szostak, Marissa Miller, and James Hong. R.I.P.D. opens in 3D on July 19th.
Here’s the official synopsis for R.I.P.D.:
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.