First Image of Tom Hanks in New Sci-Fi Film “Finch” Revealed
What do you get when you add Tom Hanks, a robot, and a dog together? The word yes. Also the movie Finch, from Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik and based on an original script from Craig Luck and Ivor Powell. Apple has just revealed the first image from the film (see above), showing Hanks, the robot Jeff, and the dog Goodyear.
Finch has some Castaway vibes, in that Hanks is once again playing a man navigating the world alone. Whereas in Castaway, Hanks’ marooned FedEx logistics executive had to make do with turning a volleyball into a companion (miss you, Wilson!), at least in Finch his friends can actually respond to him. Hanks plays a guy who’s one of the few survivors of a catastrophic “solar event,” living in a bunker with Goodyear for the past ten years. Where does the robot Jeff come in? Well, Hank’s character is a robotics engineer and, fearing what will happen to Goodyear when he’s gone, he builds a robot to look after him. That robot (voiced by Caleb Landry-Jones) calls himself Jeff. Yeah, we’re sold.
Finch marks Hanks’ second collaboration with Apple, after last year’s Greyhound, and premieres exclusively on Apple TV+ on Friday, November 5.
Here’s the synopsis from Apple:
In “Finch,” a man, a robot and a dog form an unlikely family in a powerful and moving adventure of one man’s quest to ensure that his beloved canine companion will be cared for after he’s gone. Hanks stars as Finch, 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, played by 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.
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Featured image: A man (played by Tom Hanks), a dog and a robot (played by Caleb Landry Jones) form an unlikely family In “Finch,” premiering exclusively on Apple TV+ on Friday, November 5.