Check out a new 3-minute featurette for “Red” director Robert Schwentke’s “R.I.P.D.”, which includes a bunch of new footage and a short appearance by Kevin Bacon. If The Bacon is supposed to be the film’s main bad guy, he sure isn’t getting a whole lot of attention. I think this is actually the first time we’ve even seen him in any of the “R.I.P.D.” promotional stuff.
As for the film itself — I know, I know, it’s a “Men in Black”-ish rehash. Call me crazy, but it still looks like a heck of a lot of fun.
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.
Starring Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Stephanie Szostak, Robert Knepper, James Hong, Marisa Miller, Mike O’Malley, and Devin Ratray.
Getting dead (again) this July 19, 2013.