Hubie Halloween is a polarizing one. Some folks love Adam Sandler‘s latest Netflix offering, calling it a return to his earlier, sillier form. And some people (like our own Allie Gemmill) call it “very, very bad,” making us wish he’d return to his dramatic roles like Uncut Gems or Punch-Drunk Love. For the Sandman’s subsequent film, he simply may thread these two needles. Per Deadline, Sandler is making one other movie for Netflix as a part of his ongoing deal, however with a twist: Will probably be a critical, science fiction, space-set drama directed by a helmer of acclaimed HBO miniseries Chernobyl.
Primarily based on the Jaroslav Kalfar novel The Spaceman of Bohemia, the as-of-yet untitled movie adaptation will star Sandler as as an astronaut despatched on an area mission to gather historic mud on the sting of the galaxy. Whereas there, a mysterious house voice speaks to him and presents him options to his more and more unstable earth life — however what occurs when he discovers this voice belongs to an historic creature hiding inside his ship? The distinctive sounding movie might be directed by Johan Renck, who received two Emmys for his work on Chernobyl, and written for the display by Colby Day, an acclaimed brief filmmaker. It’s produced by Renck himself, Channing Tatum by way of his manufacturing firm Free Affiliation (was there an earlier model with him because the astronaut?), Tim Headington, Lia Buman, and Max Silva by way of Tango Leisure (Blow the Man Down), and Ben Ormand (The Lovebirds) and Sandler’s common producing companion Barry Bernardi.
Of the casting announcement, Renck stated, “I couldn’t be more pleased to have found the perfect partner in Adam. And now, with the support of the brilliant Netflix family, I am profoundly excited to set off on our impossible journey.” I couldn’t agree extra with Renck! I completely love Sandler in old fashioned foolish mode, however I completely love Sandler in “idiosyncratic, eccentric, auteur-driven drama mode,” and the thought of him combining this skill-set with an as-of-yet unexplored style/sci-fi/horror method excites me, tremendously. If that is Sandler’s Gravity, Sandler’s Advert Astra, heck, Sandler’s Occasion Horizon — I’ll need to put a Howard Ratner-esque guess on his Oscar possibilities this go round.
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