The supernatural action comedy arrives in theaters next Friday, July 19th.
So now is as good a time as any for a trio of clips that run through some of the basic rules of R.I.P.D., adapted from the Dark Horse comic by peter M. Lenkov.
Ryan Reynolds stars as Nick Walker, a hotshot Boston cop who meets his end on the job. Rather than being judged and moved along to the afterlife, though, Nick gets a paranormal job offer from the Rest In Peace Department, dedicated to ridding the living world of dead souls who have escaped judgment. He's partnered with a gunslinger from the Old West and sent back to Boston, where Nick begins attempting to sniff out his killer.
The first of these clips finds Mary-Louise Parker taking the edge off a haul of exposition with her peerless deadpan. The second has Jeff Bridges laying out even more pertinent information as Roy Pulsifer, Nick's partner. And the last has our heroic duo doing a little buddy-cop back and forth amidst some visual effects.
And all three have French subtitles for your convenience!
Much of the comedy in R.I.P.D. looks pretty restrained, but with the gag about how Nick and Roy look to the living world, director Robert Schwentke jumps into full-blown comedy, complete with big music cues, cartoonish mugging, and even some slapstick. Marisa Miller and James Hong have shown up in most of the promotion for R.I.P.D., playing up the goofier side of the movie.
But of course R.I.P.D. also features the obligatory world saving and summer action. Maybe some more clips will show off those qualities in the next week.