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.