Star Trek Actress Has Trek-ish New Film Hitting in 2022
Zoe Saldana, who portrayed Uhura in Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), and Star Trek Beyond (2013), will play a lead role in a new film next year. As a refresher, here she is in Beyond.
The new movie is called The Adam Project and is tentatively scheduled for release in 2022. Co-starring with Saldana are Ryan Reynolds from Deadpool fame and Jennifer Garner from the television show Alias.
The movie is classified as a science fiction and action flick — right up Saldana’s alley — and actually sounds a bit like a contemporary-but-revised Star Trek plot. Take a look at the storyline from IMDb:
“Adam Reed, age 13, and still grieving the sudden death of his father a year earlier, walks into his garage one night to find a wounded pilot hiding there. This mysterious pilot turns out to be the older version of himself from the future, where time travel is in its infancy. He has risked everything to come back in time on a secret mission. Together they must embark on an adventure into the past to find their father, set things right, and save the world. The three working together, both young and grown Adam come to terms with the loss of their father and have a chance to heal the wounds that have shaped them. Adding to the challenge of the mission, the two Adams discover they really don’t like each other very much, and if they’re going to save the world, they’re first going to have to figure out how to get along.”
The Adam Project is directed by Shawn Levy, who’s responsible for directing movies like Night at the Museum (2006) and Real Steel (2011).
Mark Ruffalo is also a part of the star-studded cast.
And, as a reminder, Saldana is rumored to reprise her role of Uhura from Star Trek in the 2023 untitled, upcoming Trek film. That’s the one directed by Matt Shakman, the man behind the popular WandaVision series.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. His odyssey with Star Trek starts from beginning to finish, watching ‘The Original Series,’ all the way to the present day. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).