Ryan Reynolds has become a fixture for more ‘mature’ films in which he demonstrates a self-deprecating subversive ability to keep the audience happy. But the upcoming The Adam Project, set for release by Netflix next month, looks to be a slightly more restrained performance – though early word is the film could be a strong, all-ages release.
Adam (Walker Scobell) is a thirteen-year-old boy living with his mother (Jennifer Garner) and still mourning the loss of his father (Mark Ruffalo). One night, venturing into the nearby wood and seeing something of an unearthly lightshow, he comes across a stranger. The man comes from the future and has more than one very special reason to have journeyed back through the timeline… a primary reason is to save the planet from a future catastrophe but it’s also to change something else and more personal. Because the man is also Adam… but from thirty years in the future and now the two Adams have to find a way to get along and fix what once went wrong…
The film also stars reliable mainstays such as Zoe Saldana, and Catherine Keener and is directed by Shawn Levy, whom Reynolds worked with on another recent success, Free Guy.
The Adam Project arrives on time for Netflix on 11th March.