Adam Sandler is set to showcase his emotional depth in the upcoming Netflix film, “Spaceman,” as revealed in its official trailer. The sci-fi movie, directed by Johan Renck, known for helming the HBO miniseries “Chernobyl,” is an adaptation of Czech author Jaroslav Kalfař’s 2017 novel, “Spaceman of Bohemia.”
The film is scheduled to premiere at the Berlin Film Festival next month, offering audiences a glimpse into a unique space narrative.
In the film’s official synopsis, we learn that Jakub (played by Adam Sandler), an astronaut on a six-month solitary research mission to the edge of the solar system, grapples with the realization that his marriage to Lenka (Carey Mulligan) may not be waiting for him upon his return to Earth.
Desperate to mend his relationship, Jakub encounters a mysterious creature named Hanuš (voiced by Paul Dano) hiding in the bowels of his ship, a being from the beginning of time. Together, they work to understand what went wrong in Jakub’s life and marriage before it’s too late.
The trailer provides a glimpse into Jakub’s struggles on the 189th day of his solo space mission. Confronting the challenges of solitude, he confesses, “I’m losing my mind.”
The introduction of Hanuš, a giant spider-like creature with a voice provided by Paul Dano, hints at an intriguing dynamic between the astronaut and the ancient being. Jakub turns to this extraordinary companion to navigate the emotional distress caused by his separation from his wife.
Behind the scenes, notable producers include Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin, Peter Kiernan, Michael Parets, Tim Headington, Lia Buman, and Max Silva. Executive producers for “Spaceman” are Ben Ormand, Johan Renck, and Barry Bernardi.
The film promises a unique blend of sci-fi elements, emotional exploration, and a touch of mystery, creating anticipation among audiences eager to experience Adam Sandler in a role that diverges from his typical comedic performances.
As “Spaceman” prepares for its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, the trailer hints at a narrative that combines the challenges of space exploration with the complexities of human relationships, making it a noteworthy addition to Netflix’s diverse film catalog.