Tom Hanks Set To Star in Sci-Fi Film Bios

Posted 2017/10/26 0 0

Tom Hanks is attached to star in Bios, the hot spec package making the rounds around town with “Game of Thrones” helmer Miguel Sapochnik directing.


Oscar winner Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump, Sully, Bridge of Spies) is set to take the lead in the sci-fi film “Bios”. Director Miguel Sapochnik, who earned an Emmy for best directing for his work on the fan-favorite “Game of Thrones” episode “Battle of the Bastards,” is on board to call the shots as the project attracts the attention of various studios in Hollywood, a fever that is likely to increase with Hanks aboard.

The script was written by Craig Luck and Ivor Powell, which is set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. The story centers on a robot built by its ailing creator (Tom Hanks) to take care of his beloved dog, as he starts to fade away. Along the way, this robot learns about love, friendship and the meaning of human life. No further details were given about the story, or how many other characters still need to be cast. Still, given that the story is set within a post-apocalyptic environment, it could mean that there may not be a huge cast, but that hasn't been confirmed yet.

Robert Zemeckis and Kevin Misher is producing. The package started being shopped around earlier this month and Amblin is the likely landing spot though Legendary and Warner Bros. is still in the mix. Once picked up, the plan is to begin shooting the film in the first quarter of 2018 when Hanks’ schedule frees up.

Hanks can be seen next in Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” as former Washington Post editor-in-chief Ben Bradlee. The film will bow this December and is expected to be an award season contender, as is Hanks. He was recently seen in the STX thriller “The Circle.”