Once headed to screens via Universal, the Tom Hanks-starring sci-fi drama Finch was subsequently sold off to Apple’s TV+ service, with the film following Hanks’ other recent release, Greyhound. We now have a first image of the actor, his robo-pal and canine chum in the film, which will be arriving later this year.
With Miguel Sapochnik in the director’s chair and a script by Craig Luck and Ivor Powell, Finch finds Hanks as the title character, a robotics engineer and one of the few survivors of a cataclysmic solar event that has left the world a wasteland. But Finch, who has been living in an underground bunker for a decade, has built a world of his own that he shares with his dog, Goodyear. He creates a robot (Caleb Landry Jones) to watch over Goodyear when he no longer can. As the trio embarks on a perilous journey into a desolate American West, Finch strives to show his creation, who names himself Jeff, the joy and wonder of what it means to be alive. Their road trip is paved with both challenges and humor, as it’s as difficult for Finch to goad Jeff and Goodyear to get along as it is for him to manage the dangers of the new world.
Finch will debut on Apple TV+ on 5 November.