April 2, 2010. That was the day that we first learned that Ryan Reynolds had been attached to star in the comic book adaptation R.I.P.D., and we've been waiting for the movie ever since. Production on the film took place all the way back in September of 2011, but for the longest time Universal has had the movie dated for release on June 19, 2013. Well, now that the movie is finally just a couple weeks away from hitting theaters, we have our first official look, courtesy of the new issue of Entertainment Weekly (via Bloody Disgusting).
Based on the Dark Horse graphic novel of the same name created by Peter M. Lenkov, the new film stars Reynolds as Nick Walker, a young cop who is murdered, and upon being sent to the after life signs up to join the Rest In Peace Department, a police force dedicated to solving crimes of the undead. Teaming up with Roy Powell (Jeff Bridges), a gun-slinging cowboy from the old west, he goes on the hunt to try and find the guy who killed him (Kevin Bacon). Directed by Red's Robert Schwentke, and set to be released in 3D, the film has a supporting cast that includes Mary-Louise Parker, James Hong, Mike O'Malley, Robert Knepper, and supermodel Marisa Miller.
While an official still is a good start, now we just find ourselves waiting for the first trailer. I actually had the chance to see some footage from the movie at CinemaCon in Las Vegas in 2012, but that was actually almost a full year ago now (stay tuned for my coverage of CinemaCon 2013 next week!). Universal is releasing Oblivion next week, so perhaps we'll see the first spot arrive online then.
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