Hot off the heels of “Deadpool’s” massive opening weekend, Ryan Reynolds may be trading his superhero costume for a space suit in what could be his follow-up project to the highly-anticipated comic book pic.
Sources tell Variety that Reynolds is in talks to star opposite “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” actress Rebecca Ferguson in Skydance’s sci-fi thriller “Life.”
Daniel Espinosa is directing the film with David Ellison and Dana Goldberg producing, along with Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn. The project, an original idea, has a script written by “Deadpool” duo Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese.
The film follows the crew of the International Space Station as it retrieves a sample from Mars and discovers that it displays signs of life that’s more intelligent than expected.
“Deadpool” blew away opening weekend expectations by hauling $282.1 million worldwide, including $150 million domestically. It broke Valentines Day box office records set last year by another R-rated pic,