Adam Sandler To Team Up With Chernobyl Director For New Netflix Film

by : Cameron Frew on : 26 Oct 2020 19:11
Adam Sandler To Team Up With Chernobyl Director For New Netflix FilmPA Images/HBO

Adam Sandler is teaming up with Chernobyl’s director for a new sci-fi film on Netflix. 

The Sandman is joining forces with Emmy-winning Johan Renck for an untitled drama based on Jaroslav Kalfar’s novel The Spaceman of Bohemia.


Following the actor’s extraordinary work in Uncut Gems, this project appears to align closer with Sandler’s prestige efforts than his traditional output, such as this month’s Hubie Halloween.

Uncut Gems Adam Sandler 3Netflix/A24

As reported by Deadline, the Swedish director – who helmed every episode of last year’s HBO miniseries – will lead the film, with acclaimed short film maker Colby Day penning the script from Kalfar’s text.

The film will follow Sandler’s astronaut as he’s ‘sent to the edge of the galaxy to collect mysterious ancient dust’.


The synopsis adds, ‘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.’

Hubie Halloween Julie Bowen Adam SandlerNetflix

Renck said, ‘As we prepare for our voyage to Chopra, I couldn’t be more pleased to have found the perfect partner in Adam. And now, with the support of the brilliant Netflix family, I am profoundly excited to set off on our impossible journey.’

The movie will also be produced by Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin, Peter Kiernan and Michael Parets for Free Association. There’s currently no release date for The Spaceman of Bohemia at the time of writing.


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Cameron Frew

After graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University with an NCTJ and BJTC-accredited Multimedia Journalism degree, Cameron ventured into the world of print journalism at The National, while also working as a freelance film journalist on the side, becoming an accredited Rotten Tomatoes critic in the process. He's now left his Scottish homelands and taken up residence at UNILAD as a journalist.

Topics: Film and TV, Adam Sandler, Chernobyl, Film, Netflix, Now, sci-fi, streaming


  1. Deadline

    Adam Sandler To Star In Netflix’s Adaptation Of ‘The Spaceman Of Bohemia’ Being Directed By ‘Chernobyl’s Johan Renck