On July 19th, R.I.P.D. starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds hits the big screen with the story of a pair of dead cops who are tasked with catching evil escaped souls. So far, the marketing has had a little trouble finding it’s footing, so they are working on branding it similarly to Men In Black by focusing on the partners and their interesting guns.

Joining Ryanolds and Bridges are: Kevin Bacon, Mary Louise-Parker, Stephanie Szostak, Marissa Miller, and James Hong.

Official Synopsis:
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.

Source: Collider