While it may not be apparent to the average film fan, there are a lot of movies out there that are adapted from comics. Sure everyone knows Superman, Spider-Man and those properties, but now people are becoming more familiar with off-beat characters Kick-Ass and Scott Pilgrim as well as the likes of RED and the MIB. For those of you new to this table, R.I.P.D. is a short-lived and obscure but still popular Dark Horse Comics mini-series. At first glance it looks like an even-handed mix of Men In Black and Hellblazer (aka Constantine) but still looks like it’s got the legs and wacky fun to keep it from being a face plant like Cowboys & Aliens (yes, that was a comic too). So enjoy this first look at the Rest In Peace Department.
Based on the Dark Horse mini-series, “R.I.P.D.” (short for “Rest In Peace Department”) is Peter Lenkov’s comedic amalgam of the police and zombie genres featuring two dead police officers whose job it is to help the dead “rest in peace.”
Directed by Robert Schwentke R.I.P.D. stars Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Stephanie Szostak, Mary-Louise Parker, Marisa Miller, Mike O’Malley, James Hong and Robert Knepper. R.I.P.D. is slated for wide release (in 2D and 3D theaters this Summer on July 19, 2013.