Some of the projects coming to Apple TV+ have a quick turnaround time from initial announcement to release date. For example, it was only in May of this year when we first heard about the upcoming sci-fi drama Finch, set to star Tom Hanks (Castaway, Greyhound). By the time August rolled around we even knew when we’d get to watch it via Apple’s original streaming service. And now we have the first official trailer.
Today might be iOS 15 launch day (which is happening later), but it’s also the day we get to see Hanks interact with a robot and a very adorable dog. The story is pretty straightforward, all things considered: Hanks plays a guy named Finch living in a post-apocalyptic world. In the film, Finch is on the hunt for a new home for his “unlikely family,” which consists of a robot he created (voiced by Caleb Landry Jones (Get Out)) and his “beloved dog.”
But the world around them won’t make it easy, and there will be plenty of drama along the way. The first official trailer measures in at almost three minutes in length, so we get plenty of footage of the upcoming film. And it also reiterates that we’ll all get to watch it on Friday, November 5, 2021. Here’s the trailer:
Craig Luck wrote the film. Here’s the official description of the film:
But Finch, who has been living in an underground bunker for a decade, has built a world of his own that he shares with his dog, Goodyear. He creates a robot, played by Jones, 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 was originally meant to be released by Universal, and it was destined for a theatrical run. But, things happen –like a global pandemic– and things got a bit topsy-turvy. As a result, Universal released the film and Apple picked it up. So now it’s designed for the streaming service instead. Which is probably a sticking point for Hanks at this point.
Are you looking forward to this one? Sure looks like it’ll be quite the watch, to say the least.