After nearly a decade of being stuck in development hell, filming on The Adam Project is finally underway, and earlier this afternoon, star Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool; Deadpool 2) shared a first look at the upcoming time-travel adventure thriller.
The first still sees the young Adam (Walker Scobell) meeting his future self (Ryan Reynolds) and presumably partnering up with him to find their father (Mark Ruffalo), while the second photo is a behind-the-scenes shot featuring Reynolds reuniting with his Free Guy director Shawn Levy.
While the film was initially set up at Paramount, with Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible 7; Top Gun: Maverick) briefly attached several years ago, it recently moved to the streaming giant Netflix, who already has a pre-established working relationship with Reynolds. He previously starred in Michael Bay’s 6 Underground for them and also recently wrapped Rawson Marshall Thurber’s spy comedy Red Notice, which is due out next year.
In addition to Reynolds, the cast also features 3x Academy Award-nominee Mark Ruffalo (Avengers: Endgame; Avengers: Infinity War), 2x Academy Award-nominee Catherine Keener (Kidding; The 40-Year-Old Virgin), Walker Scobell, Alex Mallari, Jr. (Dark Matter; Code 8), Golden Globe-winner Jennifer Garner (Daredevil; Elektra), and Zoe Saldana (Avengers: Endgame; Guardians of the Galaxy).
Finished our first week on The Adam Project. In addition to taking these two photos, @netflix will be happy to know we also shot some of the film. Happy to be back in the sturdy arms of my friend, life coach and director, @ShawnLevyDirect. pic.twitter.com/9fb3Qalf0J
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) November 29, 2020
Adam Reed, age 13, and still grieving the sudden death of his father a year earlier, walks into his garage one night to find a wounded pilot hiding there. This mysterious pilot turns out to be the older version of himself from the future, where time travel is in its infancy. He has risked everything to come back in time on a secret mission. Together they must embark on an adventure into the past to find their father, set things right, and save the world. The three working together, both young and grown Adam come to terms with the loss of their father and have a chance to heal the wounds that have shaped them. Adding to the challenge of the mission, the two Adams discover they really don’t like each other very much, and if they’re going to save the world, they’re first going to have to figure out how to get along.