Tom Hanks embarks on a perilous journey to escape a deadly storm with his dog in trailer for the science fiction film Finch
Apple TV+ has released a trailer for the upcoming science fiction movie Finch starring Tom Hanks.
The 65-year-old actor stars as the titular character who embarks on a perilous journey to escape a deadly storm, along with his dog and a robotic companion he builds to care for the animal once it dies.
Along the way, the robot learns lessons about life, love and friendship as it travels with its creator and its future mission as they face numerous challenges, including others competing for resources and an environment made hostile by climate change.
Back on the big screen: Apple TV+ released a trailer for the upcoming science fiction movie Finch starring Tom Hanks
His Best Friend: Hanks has only his best friend, a dog, to protect
The Forrest Gump actor is the only human on screen during the trailer.
Caleb Landry Jones, of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, plays the aforementioned robot using extensive motion capture technology.
Finch also plays Riverdale actor Skeet Ulrich and Selena: The Series actor Oscar Avila.
The film also marks the directorial debut of director Miguel Sapochnik.
A perilous journey: Hanks’ character must run from a deadly storm along with a newly created robot and Hanks’s character’s loyal canine friend
The release is scheduled for November 5 this year.
Motion caption man: Actor Caleb Landry Jones plays the robot Jeff in the film, aided by motion capture technology
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Learning to drive: Jones’ robot gets driving lessons from the main character during the trailer
It took a long time for Finch to finally be made. The film was originally titled BIOS and production was set to begin in 2018.
The main photography finally started in February 2019 and ended in May of that year. It took place in several locations in New Mexico, including White Sands National Monuments.
Universal Pictures was going to distribute it and the original release date was set for October 2, 2020.
Exhausted: Hanks’ character looks tired as he tries to get his companions safely away from the approaching storm
His furry friend is a cutie: the cute dog seems very photogenic
But as with most things, the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the company’s plans for the film.
The studio continued to push the film’s release date, from October 2020 to April 2021, and then from April to August.
In May, Apple TV+ bought the movie and scheduled it for its current release date. At that point, the studio also decided to change the film’s name from BIOS to Finch.
The year of COVID: The film has been postponed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic
The film marks Hank’s first film release since News of the World came out last Christmas.
The veteran actor has a number of projects up his sleeve, including a self-titled film about Elvis Presley, which is currently in post-production, and his turn as Gepetto in a live-action adaptation of Pinocchio.
Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis headed the latter film, and other big stars such as Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Keegan-Michael Key and Luke Evans also took on roles in the film.