Tom Hanks has a new sci-fi movie coming out of Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik, and while it was originally called Bios and set for a theatrical performance this August, has now changed its title to Finch and has a new release and release date.
Initially, Bios was issued by Universal. Now Finch will be released on Apple TV +. The film was produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, which auctioned the film over the weekend, according to Deadline. Apparently, Apple won the auction and plans to release the film later this year so it can compete for awards.
Finch is for a robotic engineer (Hanks) who experiences an apocalyptic event by staying in a bunker for a decade. At the time, he was designing a robot (voiced by Caleb Landry Jones) that could care for the man’s dog, Goodyear, after the man died. So it’s essentially about a man, a dog, and his robot learning to coexist and live in a post-apocalyptic world where they are one of the last creatures around.
The film sounds as if it may have a certain epic quality, and who better than Sapochnik to capture it? He directed both The Battle of the Bastard and The Long Night. Game of Thronesbecoming this show go to the man for the biggest episodes. (Now he is one of the main creators of spinofa, The dragon house.) His merger with Hanks and Spielberg’s company sounds pretty devilish, which is probably why Apple wants to be a part of it. Apple also acquired Hanks’ latest film Greyhound from Sony and has had a lot of success with it. Apple seems to be in Tom Hanks’ business.
With the lag of finished films due to covid-19, several studios have undertaken to sell their films to streamers in this way. Sony did it with Greyhound and Mitchells against machines. Paramount did it with Tomorrow’s war and Expect 2 Americaetc. So far, this seems to have been a very successful move for all countries. Exactly why Finch joins this list, but we’re not quite sure.
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