Ryan Reynolds joins Jennifer Garner in the first look at Netflix sci-fi film The Adam Project

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1 Feb 2022, 15:29

Credit: Netflix

Credit: Netflix

The upcoming Netflix sci-fi adventure looks to be jam-packed with big names.  

Ryan Reynolds will star as the titular character in The Adam Project, which centres around a time-travelling pilot, who teams up with his younger self and his late father to come to terms with his past, all while trying to save the future. 

Helping Ryan with his plan is Jennifer Garner, who plays Adam’s mother, Mark Ruffalo as the father, and Zoe Saldana, who plays mysterious love interest Laura.

Netflix have just released the first photos from the time-travel adventure, and by the looks of it, Zoe will also be Ryan's partner-in-crime, with one snap showing the actress wielding a large gun towards the camera. 

The Adam Project is written by Jonathan Trooper and directed by Shawn Levy, who recently worked with Ryan on the hilarious video game-inspired comedy Free Guy. 

This new sci-fi thriller looks worlds away from the fun of Free Guy. In one of the newly unveiled snaps, Ryan’s Adam appears to be patching himself up from a painful wound while his younger self watches on. 

In another, Ryan looks concerned while looking over Jennifer Garner’s shoulder, while the third shows Mark Ruffalo’s dishevelled father figure walking alongside both versions of his son. 

The Adam Project will definitely pull at the heartstrings, and will likely be an emotional one for Ryan, who recently told Vanity Fair about his own struggles with grief, having lost his own father in 2020.

He said: “The humor that Adam uses in the movie echoes certain aspects of my own life, which is that it’s a defense mechanism.

“It’s a defense mechanism from allowing anything in and trying to deflect. And of course part of the journey that he’s on is to lower that shield.”

Speaking specifically about his own experiences, Ryan continued: “I have this thought about life, which is that we tell ourselves stories. 

“So you have this central character who has told himself a story about his own father that isn’t necessarily true. I know that I’ve done that in my life. 

“I’ve told myself stories to justify things about my father and my complicated relationship I had with him before he passed. Reconciling that is really difficult.”

The Adam Project will drop globally on Netflix on 11th March.