Everybody loves Tom Hanks, and through his decades in the movie industry, he rarely makes a bad film – and now Hanks is set to add another iconic role to his already impressive repertoire, taking a key role in a new original sci-fi movie called Bios, from directed Miguel Sapochnik.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Bios tells the story of an aging lonely inventor whose waning health prompts him to build a robot to look after his dog. Essentially, this is a love story (though, admittedly, not a traditional one) as the robot learns about life and relationships under the tutelage of its canine ward.

Tom Hanks will play the inventor, and though we don’t know much about the extent of Hanks’ role, the fact that the robot is the central character, built due to his creator’s ill-health, it’s probably safe to say that Hanks won’t see the film’s third act.

This calmer, more meditative story seems like a big departure from Sapochnik’s usual projects, as the director is best known for his work on high-action series such as Game of Thrones, where he famously directed the show’s ‘Battle of the Bastards’ episode and won an Emmy for his work. There isn’t much in Sapochnik’s back-catalogue that matches the tone of Bios, so it will be interesting to see what he makes of this change of pace.

 

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