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The same issue of Entertainment Weekly that provided us with new images of director Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, as well as clues to Warner Bros.’ DC movie plans, also delivers the first official look at Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges in R.I.P.D.
Based on the 2000 Dark Horse miniseries by Peter M. Lenkov and Lucas Marangon, the supernatural comedy centers on the Rest In Peace Department, a divine law-enforcement division comprised of ghosts who grapple with spirits who aren’t ready to depart this world. Director Robert Schwentke’s adaptation stars Reynolds as Nick Cruz, a recently murdered police officer who trades 100 years of service to the R.I.P.D. in exchange for a shot at finding his killer. Bridges plays his partner, a wise-cracking ghost who’s been hunting spirits since the 19th century.
Opening July 19 from Universal Pictures, R.I.P.D. also stars Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Stephanie Szostak, James Hong, Mike O’Malley, Robert Knepper and Marisa Miller.