Adam Sandler To Star In Upcoming Netflix Sci-Fi Adaptation
The novel Spaceman of Bohemia is getting re-imagined with the Sandman.
Adam Sandler is back at it again with yet another Netflix movie. On Twitter, the streaming service announced that Sandler will star in an upcoming adaptation of the novel Spaceman of Bohemia, which was written by Czech author Jaroslav Kalfař in 2017. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin, Peter Kiernann, and Michael Parets will be producing via their Free Association company, alongside Tim Headington, Lia Buman, and Max Silva for Tango Entertainment.
Adam Sandler is going to space.— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) October 26, 2020
In director Johan Renck's upcoming adaptation of SPACEMAN OF BOHEMIA, from author Jaroslav Kalfar, an astronaut (Sandler) sent to the edge of the galaxy discovers a creature from the beginning of time lurking within his ship. pic.twitter.com/O4djCo409r
The novel is a self-proclaimed "intergalactic odyssey of love, ambition, and self-discovery." It tells the story of Jakub Procházka, an orphan boy raised by his grandparents in the Czech countryside, who goes to rise in the scientific field to become the country's first astronauts.
Other details are still sparse, though Johan Renck has been announced as the director for the still-untitled project. Renck is a prolific music-video director, having worked with artists including David Bowie, Madonna, and UK's The Streets. He's also directed for many television shows such as Breaking Bad, Halt and Catch Fire, and also The Walking Dead. So, his pedigree indicates this will most likely not be another Sandler Netflix comedy.
Word also came out recently about another Netflix Sandler--most likely--drama, Hustle. In that film, Sandler plays a down-on-his-luck NBA basketball scout who finds an incredible talent overseas and fights for his chances to join a team. Given that earlier this year Netflix signed a deal with Sandler to make more movies with him, it's safe to assume there are still more announcements on the way.