Here’s a movie pitch for you: what if the Incredible Hulk was Deadpool’s dad? In a way, that’s the idea behind The Adam Project – the latest film from Free Guy director and Stranger Things creator Shawn Levy. It’s a time-travel tale, in which Ryan Reynolds’ Adam crash lands on Earth and meets his younger self, also reconnecting with his dead father, played by Mark Ruffalo. Check out the trailer here:
“You need to think about your future,” Jennifer Garner tells the young Adam (Walker Scobell) after he gets into trouble for repeatedly fighting at school. “Because it’s coming…sooner than you think.” That’s literally the case here, teasing a funny and emotional father-son story with a sci-fi twist. And there are signs of a bigger picture, with Zoe Saldana popping up in an action based role, seen fighting some pesky aliens alongside Reynolds. Though there are plenty of opportunities for Reynold’s usual wise-cracking comedy, The Adam Project looks to have a more sincere and grounded tone than his and Levy’s previous collaboration – except for all the timey-wimey stuff, of course.
The Adam Project is Levy’s latest collaboration with Netflix – and it’ll arrive on the streaming service on 11 March, a few months ahead of the much-anticipated fourth season of Stranger Things. Bring on the sci-fi nostalgia.