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Deadline is reporting that Tom Hanks’ sci-fi drama Finch, formerly titled Bios, has landed at Apple after a competitive weekend auction. The Amblin Entertainment project was initially going to be released by Universal Pictures, but will now be released on Apple TV+.
Finch will be directed by Miguel Sapochnik (Game of Thrones) and is written by Craig Luck and Ivor Powell. The project will serve as Luck’s first time as a screenwriter, while Powell previously served as the associate producer for Blade Runner and Alien.
In Finch, a man, a robot and a dog form an unlikely family, as the man tries to ensure his beloved canine companion will be cared for after he’s gone. 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 (Caleb Landry Jones, Get Out) 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.
The sci-fi drama is produced by Kevin Misher, Jack Rapke, Jacqueline Levine, and Powell. Executive producers include Robert Zemeckis, Luck, Sapochnik, Andy Berman, and Adam Merims. The film is expected to release on Apple TV+ later this year.