In Theaters April 16
A man, a robot and a dog form an unlikely family as Tom Hanks stars in a powerful and moving adventure of one man’s quest to ensure that his beloved canine companion will be cared for after he’s gone.
Hanks stars as Finch, a robotics engineer and one of the few survivors of a cataclysmic solar event that has left the world a wasteland. But Finch, who has been living in an underground bunker for decade, has built a world of his own that he shares with his dog, Goodyear.
Now, though, Finch is terminally ill. With time running out, he creates a robot (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 and to teach him to become human enough to take care of Goodyear. And Goodyear himself must learn to accept and trust his new master.
In the tradition of classic Amblin films, Bios is an epic-scale adventure anchored by a moving exploration of how complicated it is to be human and the unbreakable bond between people and their companions, both canine and created.
The film is directed by kinetic, cutting-edge filmmaker Miguel Sapochnik (HBO’s Game of Thrones, True Detective), from an original screenplay by Craig Luck, making his feature-film writing debut, and Ivor Powell (associate producer of Blade Runner and Alien).
The film is produced by Kevin Misher (Public Enemies, Fighting With My Family), Jack Rapke (Cast Away, Flight), Jacqueline Levine (Allied, The Walk), and Ivor Powell. The executive producers are Academy Award® winner Robert Zemeckis, Craig Luck, Miguel Sapochnik, Andy Berman and Adam Merims.
Bios, from Amblin Entertainment, will be released by Universal Pictures.