Adam Driver in '65' lookin like a badass

Adam Driver Shooting at a Bunch of Dinosaurs? Sign Me Up

Sci-fi? And dinosaurs? And Adam Driver? Is this my dream movie?

I am a simple girl. I see Adam Driver starring in a sci-fi flick in which he apparently shoots at dinosaurs and I proceed to send everyone in my circle of fandom friends very long audio messages wherein I once again embarrass myself with my crush on this man.

Recommended Videos

Enamored voice memos aside, I have to admit that 65—directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, produced by Sam Raimi—sounds as intriguing as they come. And I’m very surprised that I wasn’t already on top of it, considering that pre-production started as early as September 2020. 

Still, it’s not too late to catch up—there are still a couple of months separating us from the release date, and to be honest, not much is known about the film so far. So here’s a recap of all things 65, now that the first trailer has dropped.

So what is 65 movie about?

The official synopsis attached to the 65 trailer tells us that, “After a catastrophic crash on an unknown planet, pilot Mills quickly discovers he’s actually stranded on Earth … 65 million years ago. Now, with only one chance at rescue, Mills and the only other survivor, Koa, must make their way across an unknown terrain riddled with dangerous prehistoric creatures in an epic fight to survive.”

Yes, Adam Driver is indeed shooting at dinosaurs. And in the trailer, we catch sight of some of the most famous dinosaurs in movie (and Earth) canon, like a massive predator that could very well be a T-Rex and a smaller but no less vicious velociraptor. Thank you Jurassic Park franchise for my armchair paleontology degree.

Is there a trailer for 65?

You betcha.

What do we know about the 65 cast?

Since Mills and Koa are supposed to be the only survivors of their spaceship crash, it’s no surprise that the cast list is pretty small. Beyond Adam Driver, who plays the role of Mills, there are only two other names attached to the project: Young actresses Ariana Greenblatt, who plays Koa, and Chloe Coleman, whose character is still unknown.

Adam Driver as Mills carries Ariana Greenblatt as Koa through a swamp in '65'
(Sony Pictures)

A tiny group of humans, a hostile environment, hungry dinosaurs—sounds like the perfect recipe for a movie that makes you jump out of your seat. A suspicion that only grows stronger if you take a look at who’s behind the camera. The duo sitting in the director’s chair, Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, also developed the story and script for the beloved—and very successful—horror movie A Quiet Place, which was directed by John Krasinski. Sam Raimi (who really needs no introduction) is the producer, and he brought along longtime collaborator Danny Elfman to compose the score for 65. Like I said, the kind of stuff that makes you jump out of your seat.

Here’s the 65 movie release date

It’s a good thing we won’t have to wait too long to watch 65 in cinemas. Along with the release of the trailer came the announcement that the film scheduled to hit theaters on March 17, 2023. The film was delayed a week from its prior March 10th release date, and now pits it against Shazam: Fury of the Gods. Will 65 live up to our expectations? We’ll catch up this spring.

(featured image: Sony Pictures)


The Mary Sue is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article The Next ‘Ninja Turtles’ Movie Is Taking a Dark Turn Right From the Comics
'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin' comic book cover.
Read Article M. Night Shyamalan’s Two Best ‘Unbreakable’ Films Are a Hit Netflix Double Feature
Mr. Glass, The Beast, and David Dunn in Glass
Read Article ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Animated Movie Just Scored Some Big Name Voice Casting
Aang in Korra's flashback during his encounter with Yakone, The Legend of Korra
Read Article ‘Brandy Hellville’ Shines a Light on the Darkness Behind Brandy Melville
a model holding up a bradny melville sign
Read Article Glen Powell To Star in Edgar Wright’s Remake of a Stephen King Classic
Glen Powell at the Vanity Fair 2024 Oscars party
Related Content
Read Article The Next ‘Ninja Turtles’ Movie Is Taking a Dark Turn Right From the Comics
'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin' comic book cover.
Read Article M. Night Shyamalan’s Two Best ‘Unbreakable’ Films Are a Hit Netflix Double Feature
Mr. Glass, The Beast, and David Dunn in Glass
Read Article ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Animated Movie Just Scored Some Big Name Voice Casting
Aang in Korra's flashback during his encounter with Yakone, The Legend of Korra
Read Article ‘Brandy Hellville’ Shines a Light on the Darkness Behind Brandy Melville
a model holding up a bradny melville sign
Read Article Glen Powell To Star in Edgar Wright’s Remake of a Stephen King Classic
Glen Powell at the Vanity Fair 2024 Oscars party
Author
Benedetta Geddo
Benedetta (she/her) lives in Italy and has been writing about pop culture and entertainment since 2015. She has considered being in fandom a defining character trait since she was in middle school and wasn't old enough to read the fanfiction she was definitely reading and loves dragons, complex magic systems, unhinged female characters, tragic villains and good queer representation. You’ll find her covering everything genre fiction, especially if it’s fantasy-adjacent and even more especially if it’s about ASOIAF. In this Bangtan Sonyeondan sh*t for life.