First Trailer for R.I.P.D. Starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges [Updated with New Images]

     April 17, 2013


Universal Pictures has released first trailer for director Robert Schwentke’s (Red) adaptation of the Dark Horse comic R.I.P.D.  The supernatural actioner stars Ryan Reynolds as a newly deceased cop who joins a group of undead officers in the “Rest In Peace Department” to help combat a rising force of nefarious corpses.  The trailer has a very strong Men in Black vibe, as Reynolds’ “new to death” rookie is introduced to this new supernatural world by his partner, a colorful veteran R.I.P.D. member played by Jeff Bridges.  There’s a nice mix of humor and action on display in this debut trailer, and the chemistry between Bridges and Reynolds—which one imagines is the make or break aspect of the film—looks quite promising.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer and see the new images.  The film also stars Kevin Bacon, Mary Louise-Parker, Stephanie Szostak, Marissa Miller, and James HongR.I.P.D. opens in 3D on July 19th in the U.S. and on August 30th in the U.K.

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.Dtracking 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.


  • J Wilson

    Jeff Bridges is too good for this, but it doesn’t seem better for having Jeff Bridges.

    • Deadpool

      Yes it does!
      Before they cast him in this, Zach Galifianakis was originally attached to star in the role.
      Think about how bad that would have been!!!

  • J Wilson

    And, of course: Men in Black.

  • Zero

    holy smokes that was cringe worthy…

  • Migzter13

    Looks like the offspring of the Ghostbusters and M.I.B.

    • Jesus

      My exact thoughts, but it seems to lean closer to MIB unfortunately.

  • Scurvy

    I really hope they polish up the CGI before it is released. It looked like effects from 2003.

    That and, you know, some comedy wouldn’t hurt.

  • Dave

    I like the looney tunes vibe from the trailer. Not the tone I was expecting but that’s good I guess.

  • Adam

    I was on board until they brought out freaky looking “souls” (or demons?) running around the city that they have to catch with specialty guns . . . . now its TOO similar to MIB. And after 3 of those, i don’t think i can take another.

  • Mars

    My God, this looks horrible. This shit makes Men in Black look like Schindler’s List.

  • Kevin Curtin

    so its Men In Black, but with Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds

  • Ridge

    I would love to see Mr. Smith and Mr. Jones making a cameo in this hollywood bullshit

  • EbilBen

    Wow, Jeff Bridges really needs to learn how to do a southern… I never saw True Grit or Crazy Heart or anything, but did he sound that terrible?

    • Derp

      Because he’s obviously trying to give his best Oscar winning dramatic performance, right? I mean it’s not like this roll is supposed to be hammy or anything…

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  • junierizzle

    I thought it looked pretty good. Relax everyone, you know you don’t have to carp on every single movie that comes out.

    • zac

      I tottaly agree! whatvever happened to everyones inner 13 yr old! seriously cheer up! im pretty sure if u were kid again ud love it but now you are like “ive seen everything therefore i know everything therefore im above everything” why cant we just enjoy movies and if u don’t like it don’t comment!

    • mattedscreen

      I’m looking forward to it! Comes out on my birthday, it’ll hold to a long standing tradition I have of seeing bad movies that day like Reign of Fire, Halloween Resurrection, and The Amazing Spider-Man

      • Juror 19

        That’s my birthday too! went to see it. Was Great.

      • Juror 19

        Jeff Bridges is a Gemios

    • J Wilson

      I don’t. But I’m not going to say it looks good if it looks like an uneven, messy hamfest.

  • zac

    Oh marrisa miller!!! so happy to see you back celluloid or a 4k sensor whatever that thing is shot on :)
    also jeff bridges rocks in anything!

  • Jules


    More like F.L.O.P.

  • rich woa

    I think people set the bar way too high for this movie judging by the comments. I guess because of Jeff Bridges? I thought it looked alright. Ill probably wait for red box.

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  • Bob

    I think people are def exagerating it. It doesn’t look to bad imho. Ryna in the begining when he realizes he’s dead and the way he acted and the gil just kinda being a dick was funny. I’ll see it prob.

  • Max

    “Dead Heat” with Joe Piscopo was better than this.

    • Jeff

      I agree. That movie was a way better and original dead cop movie than this sack of poop.

  • will

    I don’t know if I’d see this in a theater, but I’d probably watch it on HBO. It looks like fun, and a little Jeff Bridges never hurt anyone.

  • guest

    Men in Black 4 looks awesome!

  • James

    Wow, people B*tch way too much over a movie. Looks like a good way to kill two hours to me. Ill go see it.

    • El Guapo

      You like wasting whatever time you have left on this planet, bro?

    • El Guapo

      If you have trailers being shown 3 months before the movie opens you know it’s going to suck! Looking at you too The Wolverine!

  • Gf

    They stuffed it up. Also, Jeff bridges (cannot believe I am saying this) is super annoying with that twang – like he is trying to do tommy lee jones, only for it to end up falling flat on its face. Furthermore, Ryan is back doing that annoying shtick that he was known for befor doing some watchable flicks like Buried. Maybe it’s best he never takes on Deadpool.

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  • francis

    Not sure what all the fuss is about, this looks fun.

  • Phoenix

    Another trailer that showed way too much of the film.

    From the first scene to Jeff Bridges’ introduction, along with a few “cases” they’ll be working on prior to the big action set piece of the finale is all covered within this trailer. The only thing they left out is the actual ending.

    The movie doesn’t look that bad, and I definitely get the same feel as RED (which is basically some awesome action moments sprinkled throughout the film), but my main gripe is that I feel like I’ve seen 80% of film already.

    Every time I see a trailer like this I feel like it was made for Sammy Jankins from Memento.

  • GregoryX

    The CGI looks really dated and cheap. They better fix that up before it comes out. This project is not looking good at all.

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  • mike

    More garbage from Hollywood.

  • mike

    The fuck is this shit?

  • Xmooth

    Besides the obvious MIB/Ghostbuster’s homage (to put it politely)…. It’s actually not bad. The tone feels right. Should do respectable business and hopefully, not embarrass either of it’s stars too much.

  • Xmooth

    Besides the obvious MIB/Ghostbuster\’s homage (to put it politely)…. It\’s actually not bad. The tone feels right. Should do respectable business and hopefully, not embarrass either of it\’s stars too much.

  • sunoffabeach

    so its agents L and M isn’t it?

  • It’s a trap!

    Ryan is much better than this! Anyone see Buried? I hope he gets a look at better scripts cause this is just a waste of his potential. Maybe I’m jumping the gun here but I think this is gonna bomb pretty bad.

  • ScottX

    Men In Black meets Dead Like Me… count me in!

  • terry

    Is Ryan seriously trying to destroy his career? Bridges on the other hand is an America classic. He can afford to drift into turd like this and not harm is legacy. But Ryan. Oy vey!

    • Rich woa

      I think Ryan is past the point of destroying his career. I think he accomplished that when he was in some of the awful rom-com movies.

  • Joseph M

    I almost admire the shameless rip-off of MIB, plus I kinda like the idea of the Dude southerned-up and chasing ghosts. Whatever it’s like, I bet it’s way better than Men In Black 3.

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