The Adam Project–Is the new Netflix movie a remake of The Kid?

Next week another of the onslaught of banked Ryan Reynolds movies (see Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, Red Notice, Free Guy, and the forthcoming Spirited, Deadpool 3, Dragon’s Lair, and Clue) is coming to Netflix (which, since 6 Underground, feels like the Ryan Reynolds channel).  His new movie is The Adam Project, a family, coming of age, sci-fi movie (with lightsabers) that looks in every way like an update to the Bruce Willis underrated coming of age-meets-midlife crisis classic from 2000, The Kid.

Yes, Ryan Reynolds’ character (Adam) meets a younger version of himself, and you can just hear the whisper from Peter Pan warning us all not to grow up.  Or will it be more like Bruce Willis meeting young Bruce Willis in 12 Monkeys or Bruce Willis meeting young Bruce Willis in Looper?  What’s the deal with Bruce Willis meeting himself in movies, anyway?

Check out the trailer below with Ryan Reynolds starring in The Adam Project:

This looks like fun, with bits of Back to the Future, The Terminator, and Explorers, from director Shawn Levy (Free Guy, Stranger Things, Unsolved Mysteries), who is also working on a remake of John Carpenter’s StarmanThe Adam Project co-stars a host of Marvel superhero actors, including Zoe Saldana, Mark Ruffalo, and Jennifer Garner, with Walker Scobell as mini-Ryan.  Plus Catherine Keener!

At least it looks like Reynolds’ character won’t be (rightly) chastised for not having a dog like young Bruce Willis’s mini-me.  Look for in The Adam Project beginning March 11, 2022, on Netflix.

C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg

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