It looks like Deadpool‘s success is going to pay off big time for star Ryan Reynolds, who is now circling a role in Skydance Productions’ upcoming sci-fi thriller, Life.
According to Deadline, the once struggling actor (don’t argue — it’s a fact [see Green Lantern or R.I.P.D. as examples]) is lined up to play alongside Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation‘s Rebecca Ferguson. The script for the upcoming sci-fi movie is written by the same writers behind Deadpool, Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. Life will be directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House, Child 44), and distributed by Paramount.
I’ll go ahead and note that this isn’t the same sci-fi movie that Lupita Nyong’o is circling, which is called Intelligent Life and is also a sci-fi thriller (it’s okay, we were momentarily confused by it as well).
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Life is an original movie, and although we don’t know much about its plot just yet, we know it involves a mission to Mars in which the crew discovers alien life. We’re not sure if it’s going to play out more like an alien movie or if the focus is more on the mission. Deadpool in space, maybe? Probably not, but who knows — we’ll certainly keep you posted here at Nerd Much.