Shot some 18 months ago — twixt then and now undergoing extensive post-production effects work — and primed for a summer release, the supernatural actioner R.I.P.D. is beginning to come into focus. Leaving us with the unlikely duo of Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds as dead, evil soul-killing police officers, its first trailer looks about as hectic and confusing as the description would lead some to believe.
But, maybe, a little fun. The first impression is Rooster Cogburn (if the use of the exact same voice means anything) and [insert likeable, handsome young star here] running from place to place, shooting CG creatures, and… what’s going on here, again? It’s not entirely clear, but this initial preview only giving a taste of action mayhem is fine, so long as R.I.P.D. can maintain some visual differentiation from the summer slate while offering a bit of content, too. That might depend on how well you’d argue Robert Schwentke did with his last feature, RED — from what I can tell, this looks similar in ways both good and bad.
Watch the trailer below:
Also starring Kevin Bacon, Mary Louise Parker, and Robert Nepper, R.I.P.D. opens on July 19th.
Does this preview have you thinking a surprise summer hit is on the way?
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