Apple TV+ teases ‘Finch’: A dog, a robot and Tom Hanks (video)

From the Hollywood Reporter’s “Tom Hanks Sci-Fi Movie ‘Finch’ From ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Releases First Trailer” posted Monday:

Finch — formerly titled Bios — follows the lone survivor of a global apocalypse who embarks on a dangerous journey to find a new home for his unlikely family — his dog and a newly created robot.

Finch is directed by Emmy winner Miguel Sapochnik, who helmed several pivotal episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones, including the fan-favorite “Battle of the Bastards.” It’s written by Craig Luck and Ivor Powell. Among the producing team is Robert Zemeckis, who directed Hanks in another solo survival tale, 2000’s Cast Away.

In addition to the title change, Finch also switched distributors and premiere dates. The film was originally going to be released in theaters by Universal Pictures in October 2020. The delayed film was then acquired by Apple in August. The release follows up on Hanks starring in Apple’s World War II drama Greyhound last year.

Cue the trailer:

My take: Would that building an AI that can drive a car were so easy. I wondered why I hadn’t heard that Apple was working on a new project with Tom Hanks. Now we know: It was pandemic-delayed Universal project that Apple snapped up last month. Debuts Nov. 5, 2021.


  1. Gregg Thurman said:
    I really like Tom Hanks involved productions. My favorite remains “Big”, followed by “Saving Private Ryan”.

    September 21, 2021
  2. John Konopka said:
    Hollywood has a big problem with technology. It is too slow and nerdy. Important scientific papers have hundreds of co-authors and the work took years.

    I hate it on TV show or movies when the hero is faced with some highly encrypted document and they sit down and start banging on the keys and decrypt it in an hour. LOL.

    September 21, 2021
  3. Michael Goldfeder said:
    @ Bart and Joseph:

    In keeping with the Sci Fi theme, Apple should also acquire the rights from UA to the original: “The Outer Limits.” I rarely find those episodes playing anywhere on television and IMO it was the first and best Sci Fi series ever on that vast wasteland referenced by Aldous Huxley. All black and white and it would provide a great baseline to the current Apple tv + Sci Fi transformational original content that’s currently being created.

    September 22, 2021

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