First TV Spot for R.I.P.D.

20 May 2013

Dead to rights

The first TV spot for the action-comedy R.I.P.D. has been released and even though it looks remarkably similar to Men In Black, it does look like a lot of fun.

Based on the successful comic book, and helmed by the director of Flightplan and Red, Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds are two deceased detectives hunting the dead amongst the living.

The official synopsis reads thus:

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.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.

R.I.P.D. is in cinemas from 30th August.