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Apple TV+ has won an auction for a new sci-fi film starring Tom Hanks that will premiere on the streaming service later this year, according to Deadline. The report says the film will likely be an awards season contender.

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Titled "Finch," the film is said to revolve around a man, a robot, and a dog that form an unlikely family. Hanks stars as Finch, a robotics engineer who has lived in an underground bunker for a decade after being one of the few survivors of a "cataclysmic solar event" that has left the world a wasteland, the report explains.

Finch creates a robot (played by "Get Out" actor Caleb Landry Jones) to watch over his dog Goodyear when he no longer can. The trio is said to embark on a "perilous journey into a desolate American West" as Finch discovers the joy of being alive.

The film is directed by Miguel Sapochnik, who "helmed some of the most ambitious episodes of Game of Thrones," according to the report. It will be the second film starring Hanks to debut on Apple TV+ after "Greyhound" last year.

Update: Apple also announced today that comedy series "Mr. Corman," created by, directed by, and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, will make its global debut on Apple TV+ on Friday, August 6.

Article Link: Tom Hanks to Star in Sci-Fi Film 'Finch' Headed to Apple TV+ Later This Year
 
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wigby

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I guess money talks since he was complaining about his previous movie being on TV+.
When you're as big as Hanks, it's no longer about money but about control. Apple probably gave him total control as a producer and star that no studios could match. I'm sure they also sweetened the deal with some backend points or streaming numbers incentives.
 
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tgwaste

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When you're as big as Hanks, it's no longer about money but about control. Apple probably gave him total control as a producer and star that no studios could match. I'm sure they also sweetened the deal with some backend points or streaming numbers incentives.
Agreed. Any money Hanks makes now isn't even for him. It's for his grandchildren and like 10 generations after.
 
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wigby

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You do realize that Oprah is only 5% of Apple TV content, right?
Many viewers (older ones like my father) don't follow these stories so they only see Oprah plastered all over AppleTV+ homepage every time they go there and think there is no content that an old white man cares about. My father loved the first Hanks movie so I'm sure he'll love this. Hanks (and Oprah) fit perfectly into Apple's philosophy. Family friendly, progressive, and highly valuable personalities that appeal to wide audience.
 
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Another Friday summer spot is taken. Copied from Reddit.

Hot Summer

Current line up for Apple's Summer releases:


June 4th: Lisey's Story

June 11th: Home Before Dark

June 18th: Physical

June 25th: Central Park & Fathom

July 2nd: ???

July 9th: ???

July 16th: Schmigadoon!

July 23rd: Ted Lasso

July 30th: Watch The Sound

August 6th: Mr. Corman

August 13th: CODA

August 20th: ???

August 27th: ???


Missing from schedule but releasing summer: The Morning Show, Truth Be Told, The Velvet Underground.
 
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