Ryan Reynolds Upcoming Drama: The Adam Project
Published on February 10th, 2022 | Updated on February 10th, 2022 | By FanFest
The official trailer for Ryan Reynolds’s upcoming time-travel drama The Adam Project, which will premiere on Netflix in April, has been released. On March 11, the streaming service revealed the film’s release date, allowing Reynolds to set it in motion. The film stars Reynolds and Avengers star Mark Ruffalo, alongside Catherine Keener, Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana, and Walker Scobell as a younger version of Reynolds’s character. Clearly, he’s upending the “can’t meet your past self” time-travel regulations.
To say I had the time of my life making this film would be an understatement. And a misleading reference to Dirty Dancing. #TheAdamProject on @Netflix March 11th. pic.twitter.com/5Y0sLzX2Bp
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) February 10, 2022
With a contemporary spin, the trailer seems to harken back to the ’80s family sci-fi genre. Yes, in Flight of the Navigator, no one was vaporized right in front of a kid’s eyes…but The Last Starfighter would have done so certainly. Of course, this is a fun meta-commentary if intended. Reynolds and much of his fan base would have been in their younger years during the 1980s, which is when this film was set.
In the film, Reynolds teams up with his 13-year-old self (portrayed by Scobell) to find his late father (portrayed by Ruffalo) to fix things and save the future. Ruffalo’s character is a brilliant physicist who is now the same age as his son in the film. Keener will take on the role of the film’s antagonist, a woman who has stolen advanced technology from him. Mallari Jr. will portray her right hand in the movie. Shawn Levy, the producer of Stranger Things and Free Guy, is directing.
As for Marvel, both Reynolds and Ruffalo are anticipated to appear in future MCU ventures. It’s been reported that Disney plans to proceed with a Deadpool 3, which will be written by new authors Wendy Molyneaux and Lizzie Molyneaux-Loeglin. It was also recently revealed that Ruffalo will reprise his role as Bruce Banner/Hulk in Disney+’s She-Hulk series, this time with Tatiana Maslany.
The Adam Project comes to Netflix on March 11.