Apple TV+ released a trailer for its upcoming science fiction film Finch starring Tom Hanks.
The actor, 65, stars as the titular character who embarks on a dangerous journey to escape a deadly storm alongside his dog and a robot companion he builds to care for the animal once he dies.
Along the way, the robot learns lessons about life, love and friendship while traveling with his creator and his future charge as they face a host of challenges including others competing for resources and an environment made hostile by .
Back on the big screen: Apple TV+ released a trailer for its upcoming science-fiction film Finch starring Tom Hanks
His best friend: All Hanks has is his best friend, a dog, whom he must protect
The Forrest Gump actor is the only human shown on screen during the trailer.
Caleb Landry Jones, of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri fame, plays the aforementioned robot with the aid of extensive motion capture technology.
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Finch will also star Riverdale actor Skeet Ulrich and Selena: The Series actor Oscar Avila.
The film will also mark director Miguel Sapochnik’s feature-film directing debut.
A dangerous trek: Hanks’s character has to run from a deadly storm along with a newly-made robot and the titular character’s loyal canine companion
It is scheduled for release on November 5 of this year.
Motion caption man: Actor Caleb Landry Jones plays the robot Jeff in the film aided by motion capture technology
In the archives: Principal photography for the film wrapped more than two years ago, but it’s release has been put on hold for almost a year
Learning to drive: Jones’ robot takes driving lessons from the main character during the trailer
It took a long time to finally get Finch made.
The movie was originally titled BIOS, and production was thought to begin in 2018.
Principal photography finally started in February 2019 and ended in May of that year. It took place at several different locations in New Mexico including White Sands National Monuments.
Universal Pictures was going to distribute it, and its original release date was scheduled for October 2, 2020.
Exhausted: Hanks’ character looks tired as he tries to safely get his companions away from the approaching storm
His furry friend is a cutie: The adorable dog seems to be very photogenic
However, as it did with most things, the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the company’s plans for the film.
The studio kept pushing the film’s release date back, from October 2020 to April 2021 and then from April until August.
In May, Apple TV+ bought the film and scheduled it for its current release date.
At this time, the studio also decided to change the name of the movie from BIOS to Finch.
The year of COVID:The film has been pushed back several times because of the COVID-19 pandemic
The film marks Hanks first film release since News of the World came out last Christmas.
The veteran actor has a number of projects on the horizon including an untitled movie 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 helmed the latter film, and other major stars like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Keegan-Michael Key and Luke Evans also took on roles in the movie.
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