July 19th 2013
  • Comedy/Sci-Fi,
  • PG-13,
  • 96 min,
  • Universal Pictures
  • Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Stephanie Szostak, Mary-Louise Parker, Marisa Miller, Mike O'Malley, James Hong, Robert Knepper, Devin Ratray, Larry Joe Campbell, Chris Fries, Alexandra East, Tobias Segal, D.J. Pierce, Zoe Aggeliki, Josh Sussman, Piper Mackenzie Harris, Catherine Kresge, Kachina Dechert, Chillie Mo, Carrie Ann Quinn, Nick Dash, Dakota Shepard, Kimberly Evan, Jane Forrestal, Jeff T. Buco, Mariano Mendoza, Steve Perry, Lucia Vecchio, Jon Gould, Emmalyn Anderson
  • Director: Robert Schwentke
  • Writers: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi, David Dobkin, Peter M. Lenkov
  • Producers: Michael Fottrell, Neal H. Moritz, Mike Richardson
  • Executive Producers: David Dobkin, Keith Goldberg, Peter M. Lenkov, Ori Marmur, Jonathon Komack Martin
  • Art Direction: David Scott
  • Castings: Carolyn Pickman, Tricia Wood
  • Costume Design: Susan Lyall
  • D.O.P.: Alwin H. Kuchler
  • Editor: Mark Helfrich
  • Makeup: Thomas Nellen
  • Music: Christophe Beck
  • Production Design: Alec Hammond
  • Set Decoration: Kathy Lucas


A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Boston, USA; Providence, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Violence, sci-fi/fantasy action, some sensuality, and language including sex references
  • Production Budget: $130 million
  • Production Companies: Dark Horse Entertainment, Original Film, RSIG Security, Rhythm & Hues, Universal Pictures
  • Production Schedule: 6 September 2011 - 25 January 2012

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2013 Guide Analysis: "What could effectively be for the gritty supernatural what "Men in Black" was for glossy sci-fi, this afterlife buddy cop comedy is based on the Dark Horse comic by Peter M. Lenkov. After a bit of a struggle to get into production, with McG originally slated to helm before Robert Schwentke ("RED," "Flightplan") took over, filming began in Fall 2011. Reports of some difficulties emerged during filming, with re-shoots taking place in Boston a year after the project originally began principal photography.

On the whole though, the project still sounds promising. Ryan Reynolds plays a young cop murdered in the line of duty who agrees to enlist in "God's police force" for a chance to catch his killer. The action follows a regular day in the life of him and his partner, a gunslinger (Jeff Bridges) who himself has been dead since the 1800s. Zach Galifianakis was originally set to play the gunslinger, but the casting of Bridges gives the film a different and more interesting feel.

Also onboard are the likes of Kevin Bacon as the villain, Robert Knepper as a ghost, Mary-Louise Parker, James Hong and Marisa Miller. Oddly though Universal has kept super quiet about the project, there hasn't been a single promotional photo or video made available as yet. While the release date they have targeted shows confidence, we are getting to the point now that people have started to wonder if the studio has lost confidence."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 17 July 2013: Iceland
  • 18 July 2013: Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Taiwan
  • 19 July 2013: Romania, Spain, Turkey
  • 26 July 2013: Finland
  • 31 July 2013: Belgium, France
  • 1 August 2013: Germany
  • 8 August 2013: Croatia, Denmark, Netherlands, Singapore
  • 9 August 2013: Estonia, Norway
  • 15 August 2013: Argentina
  • 29 August 2013: Peru
  • 30 August 2013: UK
  • 12 September 2013: Australia
  • 13 September 2013: Sweden
  • 18 October 2013: Japan