Hey, remember "R.I.P.D."? Yeah, we're trying not to remember, either. And we're not alone: one of the key actors in the movie would rather move on as well.
Actor Jeff Bridges played undead Western gunslinger Roy Pulsipher in Universal Pictures and director Robert Schwentke's critically-mauled "R.I.P.D.," currently sporting a 13 percent "fresh" rating on RottenTomatoes.com. Bridges didn't write a review, but if he had, it would probably log on the review aggregator under the "rotten" column, based on what he just told GQ Magazine.
"I had such a great time working on that movie," he said. "I remember what we were doing. I thought: this could be fun to see. And when I saw it, I was a little underwhelmed. For my mind, the studio made some, uh, choices that I wouldn't have made."
With the supernatural buddy cop film "R.I.P.D." hitting theaters this Friday, now's the perfect time to take a look at some behind-the-scenes action. This new - and exclusive - featurette shows the hard work that went into splatting actress Marissa Miller against a bus' windshield.
Miller portrays officer Roy Pulsipher's avatar, marking the first - and most likely last - time that Jeff Bridges will share a role with a former Victoria's Secret model. As "R.I.P.D." actor Kevin Bacon explains in the featurette, avatars are how undead R.I.P.D. officers appear to the living while conducting investigations on Earth. Rookie officer Ryan Reynolds gets a Chinese man, veteran Jeff Bridges gets a model.
For more info on the latest Dark Horse Comics property to hit the big screen, and interviews with Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, and Marissa Miller, check out "R.I.P.D. On The Set: Don't Tense Up" below!
"R.I.P.D." opens in theaters on July 19th.
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If the previous "R.I.P.D." trailers have left you as cold as the undead, then give this one a shot. Not only does it include a Macklemore and Ryan Lewis song that you might not be sick of yet, but it contains a number of special effects filled action scenes that look pretty impressive. And when this trailer isn't throwing Jeff Bridges and cars around with great abandon, it's moving along at a brisk pace with back-and-forth dialogue.
"R.I.P.D." follows newly-deceased cop Ryan Reynolds as he partners up with what seems like a blustery Rooster Cogburn, played by Bridges, as part of the Rest In Peace Department. The film, based on the Dark Horse Comics limited series of the same name, opens on July 19th.
Is it possible for a TV spot to be better than a movie's actual trailer? That's the case with "R.I.P.D.," whose new TV teaser does a better job capturing our interest than the trailer that was released last month.
There's plenty of new footage in this spot and it just seems to work better -- and feel like less of a "Men in Black" rip-off -- than what was previously released. Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds seem to have some fun chemistry together, and it's nice that this TV spot plays up the comedy and action aspects of the film instead of just teasing its entire plot.
A new poster for "R.I.P.D." has made its way online, and it offers a bit more exposition than the last one did. Touting the tagline, "Defending our world one soul at a time," the poster teases the supernatural forces at work in the upcoming movie.
Nothing screams, "Watch this movie!" like a R.I.P.D. car getting sucked up through a gaping hole in the sky, and this poster seems to try to underline the crazy ridiculous action sequences that will take place in the comic book adaptation. The trailer already showed off "R.I.P.D.'s" "Men in Black"-meets-"Bleach" vibe, and that's pretty much what this new image reveals as well.
The first trailer for the dead cops hunt the dead flick "R.I.P.D.," based on the Dark Horse comic series, is here and it looks like a blast of goofy fun.
Jeff Bridges -- in full-on scenery-chewing mode -- is Roy Pulsipher (his name is Powell in the comic), dead cowboy. Ryan Reynolds is Nick Cruz Walker, newly-dead cop. Both men work for the Rest in Peace Department and answer to one boss, the BIG boss.
In fact, Reynolds is right back in the thick of it with this summer's "R.I.P.D.," an action-comedy based on the Dark Horse Comics series of the same name. A brand new poster for the film has gone online via Collider, showing Reynolds and co-star Jeff Bridges glowering with guns aglow.
The retired and extremely dangerous operatives of "Red 2" have a new date of attack: July 19.
Summit has shifted the follow-up to the 2010 action-comedy to the height of the summer movie season, away from its original slot on August 2. That puts Bruce Willis, John Malkovich and pals in direct competition with "R.I.P.D.," which, ironically enough, comes from original "Red" helmer Robert Schwentke.
"Kick-Ass 2" is still scheduled to kick some ass this summer — just a bit later than we were hoping for.
Universal has moved the release date for the comic book movie sequel from its original June 28 spot to August 16. That means "Kick-Ass 2" will close out Universal's summer slate, which sounds like a hell of a way to end the summer months to us!
Break out your calendars, ladies and gentlemen: we now know exactly when you will experience next year's most kick-ass comic book flick.
Deadline reports that Universal has given a June 28, 2013 release date to "Kick-Ass 2," Jeff Wadlow's sequel to the 2010 action movie from Matthew Vaughn, based on the comics by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are set to return, and they'll be joined by newcomers John Leguizamo, Donald Faison and more.
Splash Page welcomes Ed Tadem to our cover artist family (our custom-designed theme up top). Currently working on the forthcoming "Avengers" animated series, Tadem's work can also be seen in the "Jackie Karma" issues of Image's "'76," and in "Pop Gun, Volume 1." Ed Tadem can be found online at EdTadem.com.