Tom Hanks Opens Up About New Sci-Fi Flick ‘Finch’

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Originally titled ‘Bios,’ Tom Hanks stars in the science-fiction drama ‘Finch,’ which was picked up for an Apple TV. The movie is directed by Miguel Sapochnik and also stars Lora Martinez-Cunningham, Andrea Good, Oscar Avila, and Madeleine Dennis.

As D-Rezzed previously reported, the movie tells the story of a man named Finch who survived a cataclysmic solar event that has left the world a wasteland and has lived underground for a decade. His only companion is a dog named Goodyear, and realizing he is dying, the engineer builds a robot (played by Caleb Landry Jones) to take care of the canine after he is gone. The three are forced to go on a dangerous journey across the American West to show the robot the “joy and wonder of what it means to be alive.”

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Tom Hanks recently sat down with SyFy to discuss the movie and why comparisons to his previous works need to be taken with a grain of salt.

“[Dogs] teach you what love is, ’cause you’re falling in love with these things,” said Hanks on his character’s relationship with Goodyear. “Sometimes, you gotta put them down, and it’s just the worst day of your life.”

He dismissed the comparison to ‘Turner & Hooch,’ explaining, “[Finch] had a really miserable life until about five years ago, and then suddenly his life became this brand new thing when Goodyear came into [it]. And then after that, it’s all just making sure that he stays safe.” Unlike Hooch who was a partner to a police officer.

When asked about the sci-fi nature of the movie, Hanks praised it and the director’s vision for the picture.

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“And that’s what I like about [Finch],” Hanks says. “There is no spectral world, right? There’s no shape-shifters or time travel or anything like that. It just is basically one damn thing after another and the whole new world that you have to accept whole cloth right off the bat.”

Finch is set to be released on Apple TV on November 5, 2021 and will have a limited theatrical run.

You can check out the trailer here:


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