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April 17, 2013

‘R.I.P.D.’ trailer: Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges hunt undead bad guys

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And the big summer movie trailers just keep coming. The latest addition to the lineup? “R.I.P.D.,” the supernatural 3-D buddy-cop action comedy adapted from the Dark Horse Comics title created by Peter M. Lenkov.

Due in theaters from Universal on July 19, the movie sees Ryan Reynolds play Nick Walker, a rising-star officer killed in the line of duty who finds himself policing paranormal activity from beyond the grave.

He’s now tasked with catching bad souls that have escaped judgment — the film’s title stands for “Rest in Peace Department” —  a mission made more interesting when he’s partnered with Jeff Bridges’ outrageous veteran sheriff, Roy Pulsifer.

Directed by Robert Schwentke (“Red”), “R.I.P.D.” also stars Kevin Bacon, Stephanie Szostak, Mary Louise-Parker and Mike O’Malley.

The clip suggests no shortage of deadpan humor, much of which appears likely to come courtesy of Bridges.

In a 2011 interview with Hero Complex, Bridges described “R.I.P.D.” as “really out there.”

“We’re a couple of dead cops looking for dead people who are pretending to be alive,” the Oscar winner said at the time.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to seeing Reynolds and Bridges on-screen? Leave your comments below.

— Gina McIntyre

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