Ryan Reynolds Reuniting With Shawn Levy for Time-Travel Adventure
After working together on the upcoming sci-fi action-comedy Free Guy, Ryan Reynolds (The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard) and Shawn Levy (Stranger Things) are set to reunite on an upcoming time-travel adventure movie at Skydance, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film, titled Our Name is Adam at one point in development, is being written by Jonathan Tropper, who previously worked with Levy on the ensemble dramedy This is Where I Leave You, and is being reconstructed from the previous spec script written by T.S. Nowlin (Pacific Rim: Uprising). The film has lingered in development hell for nearly eight years, first having taken off in 2012 with Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible — Fallout) attached to star initially.
The film will follow Reynolds in his role as a man who must travel back in time to get help from his 13-year-old self and together must encounter their late father, who is the same age as Reynolds. Reynolds and Levy are set to produce the project alongside Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger.
The currently-untitled project is currently being fast-tracked by the studio for both Levy and Reynolds to shoot as their next projects with a fourth-quarter shoot on the US East Coast being eyed, should the global health crisis clear up by the time. The duo’s current collaboration Free Guy is currently in post-production to perfect the film for its new Dec. 11 release date, a seven-month delay from its original Independence Day planned release.
Skydance is currently in post-production on the comic book adaptation The Old Guard for Netflix with Charlize Theron (F9: The Fast Saga) leading the cast, and also has Top Gun: Maverick, Snake Eyes and Without Remorse coming up in its slate with Paramount Pictures.