Tom Hanks will star in a new sci-fi film titled Bios from Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik. Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment just acquired the spec package and will distribute the film through Universal.
Bios is from screenwriters Craig Luck and Ivor Powell, with Robert Zemeckis, Craig Luck, Sapochnik and Andy Berman executive producing. The film follows the story of Finch (Hanks), the last man on Earth who is dying. As he faces his own mortality, he builds a robot to care for his dog, the only thing he truly loves. Finch must teach the robot to become “human” enough to take care of his dog, and also must convince his dog to accept the robot as his caretaker and friend.
Director Miguel Sapochnik is responsible for some of Game of Thrones most ambitious episodes, including 2016’s “Battle of the Bastards,” which won him an Emmy for directing. It could potentially be a thrilling experience to see him behind the camera on a high-profile sci-fi film with one of Hollywood’s most consistently great actors.
“Bios is an original, emotionally stirring tale that at its core is very much an Amblin movie. I can think of no one more perfect to embody this story about the meaning of being human than Tom Hanks,” Spielberg said earlier this week in a statement.
Hanks will next be seen alongside Meryl Streep in Steven Spielberg’s The Post, where he plays former Washington Post editor-in-chief, Ben Bradlee. That film is set to open on December 22, 2017.
There is no official release date for Bios at this time.
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