'Finch': 5 things about Apple TV+ sci-fi flick starring Oscar-winner Tom Hanks

'Finch' sees the Oscar-winner and his dog, Goodyear embark on an ambitious journey along with their robot, Jeff


                            'Finch': 5 things about Apple TV+ sci-fi flick starring Oscar-winner Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks in a still from 'Finch' (Apple TV+)

Tom Hanks returns to Apple TV, and this time he has company as he attempts to survive in a world that has now become a barren wasteland after a cataclysmic solar event decimates life as we know it. 'Finch' sees the Oscar-winner and his dog, Goodyear embark on an ambitious journey that may just be too perilous for Finch to survive. As a backup, he creates a robot, Jeff to take care of his pet should he not survive the trip.

'Finch' was originally titled 'BIOS' and was slated to release in theaters in October 2020, however, the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic pushed the movie to a later date and was retitled 'Finch'. Apple TV+ picked up the film from Universal Pictures and is all set to release in November. While we wait for the post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama, here are some of Hanks' movies that can keep you occupied — 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood', 'Greyhound' and 'Turner & Hooch'. 

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When will 'Finch' release and where can you watch the film?

'Finch' releases November 5 on Apple TV+

What is the movie all about?

The official synopsis reads: "A robot that lives on a post-apocalyptic earth which was built to protect the life of his dying creator's beloved dog, it learns about love, friendship, and the meaning of human life." Hanks plays a robotics engineer and creates Jeff to take care of Goodyear in his absence. The movie follows the trio's journey where the robot learns what it is to be human.

Who stars in 'Finch'?

Tom Hanks (Getty Images)

 

Per Apple TV, the call list is short. Hanks stars as Finch, while the only other listed cast member includes Caleb Landry Jones. IMDb has a string of cast members listed. Lora Martinez-Cunningham, Marie Wagenman, Christopher Farrar, Oscar Avila, and Kennedi Butler round up the rest of the cast.

Director and Writer

Miguel Sapochnik ('Game of Thrones') serves as the director. The screenplay is written by Craig Luck and Ivor Powell.

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