Apple TV+ Lands Finch, A Movie Featuring a Dog, a Robot, and Tom Hanks | IGN

Apple Original Films has won the rights to Finch, a film featuring Tom Hanks and his robot dog, Deadline reports. Formerly titled Bios, Finch will be helmed by Miguel Sapochnik, the director behind several of the most ambitious episodes of Game of Thrones, including the famous “Battle of the Bastards.”

Hanks will star as the eponymous Finch, an engineer living in a bunker following an apocalyptic solar event. Finch forms a bond with his dog, Goodyear, and a robot of his own creation, and the unlikely family sets out on a journey across the American West as Finch attempts to show his robot what it means to be alive.

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Bios was first announced back in 2017. It was originally slated to be released by Universal Pictures on April 16, 2021, but was pushed back to a later date. Its cast includes Samira Wiley, Skeet Ulrich, and Laura Harrier. Caleb Landry Jones will play the “motion-capture” role of the robot that Finch Builds to look after his dog after he dies.

Finch is just one of Hanks’ projects slated to arrive on Apple TV+. He previously released Greyhound, a World War II drama that earned the platform an Oscar nomination. Hanks also has a deal to produce Masters of the Air, another World War II miniseries, which is currently in development. Robert Zemeckis, who has collaborated with Hank on projects including Cast Away and Forrest Gump, is one of Finch’s executive producers.

All in all, Hanks is keeping very busy, and Apple TV+ seems more than happy to vaccuum up as much of his output as it can. The platform has been enjoying a great deal of success of late between For All Mankind and Ted Lasso. Tom Hanks only adds to Apple TV+’s newfound prestige.

Finch is expected to be released later this year.

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Kat Bailey is a Senior News Editor at IGN
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