A man, a dog, and a robot walk into a wasteland. That’s the premise of Tom Hank’s new scifi film project for Apple Original Films.
Finch, premiering on the streamer on November 5, will see Hanks taking on the role of a Robots engineer who is determined to see his beloved dog taken care of in the quite likely actually event of his demise.
Finch is one of the few survivors of a cataclysmic solar event that has left the world a wasteland. Living in an underground bunker for a decade, he has built a world of his own that he shares with his dog, Goodyear.
He creates a robot, played by Screen Actors Guild Award winner Caleb Landry Jones (Get Out, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), 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.
The film, which is Hank’s first for Apple Original Films since Greyhound, is from Miguel Sapochnik (Game of Thrones, True Detective), and executive produced by Academy Award winner Robert Zemeckis, and Finch screenwriter Craig Luck, in addition to Sapochnik, Andy Berman, Adam Merims and Jeb Brody.