After a very competitive auction, Apple TV+ acquired ‘Finch’, a new sci-fi movie starring award-winning actor Tom Hanks. Directed by Miguel Sapochnik, the film is written by Craig Luck and Ivor Powel and is produced by Kevin Misher, Jack Rapke, and others.
The Deadline reports that the Amblin Entertainment movie ‘Finch’ was previously title Bios and was scheduled to be released by Universal. But now, it will premiere on Apple TV+ later this year.
New Sci-Fi movie ‘Finch’ starring Tom Hanks will premiere on Apple TV+ later in 2021
The new sci-fi movie is a story of an unlikely family of a man, robot, and dog at a time when the world is destroyed by a natural disaster. Finch, played by Tom Hanks, is a worried robotics engineer who wants to ensure that his dog has company after his demise.
Hanks stars as Finch, a robotics engineer and one of the few survivors of a cataclysmic solar event that has left the world a wasteland. Finch, who has been living in an underground bunker for a decade, has built a world of his own that he shares with his dog, Goodyear. He creates a robot (played by Get Out‘s Caleb Landry Jones) to watch over Goodyear when he no longer can. As the trio embarks on a perilous journey into a desolate American West, Finch strives to show his creation the joy and wonder of what it means to be alive.
This new movie will be Hanks’ second venture with Apple TV+. His movie ‘Greyhound‘ premiered on the video streaming service in 2020 and was a success. The movie was nominated for BAFTA and Oscar. Deadline writes:
It becomes the second major Tom Hanks vehicle to transplant to Apple Original Films, after it acquired the World War II thriller Greyhound from Sony Pictures and saw it turn in strong viewing numbers as Apple TV+’s most watched film, and get an Oscar nomination. It’s actually the third Hanks deal if you count Masters of the Air, the WWII event miniseries developed at HBO and executive produced by Hanks and his Playtone partner Gary Goetzman, and Amblin Television. That miniseries, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, is currently in production.