While Tom Hanks has fielded a wide variety of roles over his storied onscreen career, there’s one thing he’s yet to tackle: a proper, fictional sci-fi film. However, that will soon change, since the megastar is now set to headline one such film project, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi project, called Bios. Moreover, he’s got a director in tow whose star is surging, thanks to his phenomenal work on Game of Thrones.
Hanks is attached to Bios as its star, reports Variety. The project – a spec package penned by Craig Luck, rewritten by Ivor Powell – had apparently been shopped around, with Amblin expected acquire it. The story, set on a post-apocalyptic Earth, will see Hanks playing the dying creator of a robot protagonist that was created to care for the creator’s dog in the imminent event of his death. However, the film will showcase the robot’s personal journey, said to be fixated on the discovery of ‘love, friendship and the meaning of life’.
Miguel Sapochnik is the director who’s going to be steering this one. Amongst the episodes of Game Of Thrones he’s directed are season 7’s The Winds of Winter, and season 6 episodes Battle of the Bastards (for which he won an Emmy,) and Hardhome. He’ll be back directing for the final season of the show, too.
For Hanks, Bios will be added to a film backlog that includes Steven Spielberg-directed journalism drama The Post, along with war drama Greyhound and comedy A Man Called Ove.
When we have a release date for Bios, we’ll let you know…