Tom Hanks to Star in Sci-Fi Film 'Finch' Headed to Apple TV+ Later This Year

Apple TV+ has won an auction for a new sci-fi film starring Tom Hanks that will premiere on the streaming service later this year, according to Deadline. The report says the film will likely be an awards season contender.

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Titled "Finch," the film is said to revolve around a man, a robot, and a dog that form an unlikely family. Hanks stars as Finch, a robotics engineer who has lived in an underground bunker for a decade after being one of the few survivors of a "cataclysmic solar event" that has left the world a wasteland, the report explains.

Finch creates a robot (played by "Get Out" actor Caleb Landry Jones) to watch over his dog Goodyear when he no longer can. The trio is said to embark on a "perilous journey into a desolate American West" as Finch discovers the joy of being alive.

The film is directed by Miguel Sapochnik, who "helmed some of the most ambitious episodes of Game of Thrones," according to the report. It will be the second film starring Hanks to debut on Apple TV+ after "Greyhound" last year.

Update: Apple also announced today that comedy series "Mr. Corman," created by, directed by, and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, will make its global debut on Apple TV+ on Friday, August 6.

Top Rated Comments

Ar40 Avatar
17 months ago
Nice!!!!! Looking forward to more Tom Hanks on Apple TV+. Greyhound was superb, high hopes for this.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
doboy Avatar
17 months ago
I guess money talks since he was complaining about his previous movie being on TV+.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
maxfromdenmark Avatar
17 months ago
I will watch anything starring Tom Hanks, even if he just reads microwave manual.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ar40 Avatar
17 months ago

Ok AppleTV+, no Oprah in it? Now you’re starting to gain my attention again.
You do realize that Oprah is only 5% of Apple TV content, right?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rafark Avatar
17 months ago

... that sounds like code for season 8.....:(
It appears he did a couple, but he also directed one of my favorites: hard home and battle of the bastards: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miguel_Sapochnik#Television_credits
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
now i see it Avatar
17 months ago
Tom Hanks+
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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