Of the many films delayed due to COVID, Tom Hanks’ sci-fi film Finch may have been hurt the most. Originally titled Bios when it was announced back in 2017, it finished shooting in 2019 and was to open in October 2020, only to be bounced around the schedule several times. During that stretch, any buzz for it evaporated, but now that Apple has revealed a first look and given it a November 5th release date, that should change.
In this image from Finch we see Hanks as a robotics engineer, one of the few human survivors of a cataclysmic solar event. He’s joined by his loyal pup Goodyear and a robot, played by Caleb Landry Jones, built to take care of the canine when Finch no longer can. Eventually, circumstances force the trio into a journey across the American West, where Finch can teach the robot, who calls itself Jeff, the true meaning of being alive.
The film is directed by Game of Thrones filmmaker Miguel Sapochnik, from a script co-written by Ivor Powell and Craig Luck.
I don’t know if this is awards material or not, but will say that the last time Hanks went on a trek through the west it was in News of the World which earned four Oscar nominations.