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The Adam Project: Ryan Reynolds Starts Shooting for Netflix Sci-Fi Film

Ryan Reynolds has begun shooting for the science-fiction film, The Adam Project, which will release on Netflix. On Sunday, the actor posted first-look photos from the set, and announced that one week of shooting had been completed. The Adam Project also stars Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana, Mark Ruffalo, Catherine Keener and Alex Mallari Jr.


Directed by Shawn Levy, the film is a science-fiction time-travel film in which Reynold’s character goes back in time to join forces with his 13-year-old self in order to try and save the future. According to Hollywood Reporter, Mark Ruffalo plays Reynolds’ father, a brilliant physicist, while Keener (Into the Wild) plays the main antagonist, a woman who has stolen powerful technology from the physicist.

According to a Deadline report in July, the film, which is now supported by Netflix, was originally titled Our Name Is Adam eight years ago. At that time, it was tied up with Paramount and had actor Tom Cruise playing the lead role. Since then the script (which was originally written by TS Nowlin) has undergone many changes. In the earlier version, the protagonist was an astronaut. The latest version has been written by Jonathan Tropper, reports Deadline.


According to Hollywood Reporter, The Adam Project will be jointly produced by Skydance Productions, 21 Laps Entertainment, and Reynolds’ Maximum Effort. A part of Maximum Effort’s program is the Group Effort Initiative, which aims to give artists of colour an opportunity to work on Reynolds’ productions. This film will mark the program’s first venture.

The Adam Project comes in the wake of a deal between Levy and his production banner 21 Laps Entertainment for the first look for features and exclusive for TV, reported Deadline. In addition to The Adam Project, Levy has also directed six episodes of the Netflix’s science-fiction horror series, Stranger Things.