After his acclaimed work in Uncut Gems, Adam Sandler may have enough another awards-friendly role in the works. He has signed on to star in Netflix’s untitled drama based on Jaroslav Kalfar’s novel The Spaceman of Bohemia, with Emmy-winning Chernobyl helmer Johan Renck on board to direct. The script will be adapted by Colby Day.
The story follows an astronaut (Sandler) sent to the edge of the galaxy to collect mysterious ancient dust. He soon finds his earthly life falling to pieces and he turns to the only voice who can help him try to put it back together. It just so happens to belong to a creature from the beginning of time lurking in the shadows of his ship.
As a big fan of space movies, the sand man, and 'Chernobyl' (the series, not the event to be very clear), this is a perfect storm for my interests. Sandler is low-key a very solid dramatic actor when he wants to be as evident across a bunch of different roles. A lot of people might cite 'Uncut Gems' or 'Reign Over Me', but how about 'Click'? Damn man, wrecks the heartstrings at the end of that movie.
I don't know how he is going to fare in a more intimate setting, since he is basically stuck in a ship arguing vs what I assume will be a CGI creature of sorts. I think if this creature is similar to Q from Star Trek (Shoutout to my TNG fans), this could end up being both funny and interesting. Also, Johan Renck made arguably the best miniseries ever made in 'Chernobyl'. What an unbelievable combination! I can't wait to see how this turns out.