In December, Ryan Reynolds and Shawn Levy will bring us FREE GUY, an action adventure movie which finds Reynolds starring as a bank teller who discovers that he’s actually an NPC in an open-world video-game. It seems that Reynolds and Levy enjoyed working together as THR has reported that the pair are slated to reteam for another high-concept adventure film, this time with a touch of time-travel.
The project will be directed by Shawn Levy and star Ryan Reynolds as a man who must travel back in time to get help from his 13-year old self, and together, they encounter their late father, who is now the same age as Reynolds’ character. The project has been in various stages of development for close to a decade and originated as a spec script from T.S. Nowlin (THE MAZE RUNNER) titled OUR NAME IS ADAM. At one point, Tom Cruise was circling the main role, but this latest incarnation of the project is being reconfigured by Jonathan Tropper (Banshee). It’s expected that production on the film will launch later this year, but that all depends on just how long the coronavirus shutdown lasts.
The official synopsis for FREE GUY:
In Twentieth Century Studio’s epic adventure-comedy “Free Guy,” a bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game, decides to become the hero of his own story…one he rewrites himself. Now in a world where there are no limits, he is determined to be the guy who saves his world his way…before it is too late.
FREE GUY was previously slated to hit theaters on July 3, 2020, but was later pushed back to December 11, 2020.