The sci-fi movie “BIOS” wrapped principal photography this week. The film, which was shot primarily in locations across New Mexico, stars Tom Hanks, Caleb Landry Jones, Alexis Raben, and Samira Wiley. Amblin Partners also confirmed that Skeet Ulrich (Escape Room, Scream) and Laura Harrier (BlacKkKlansman, Spider-Man: Homecoming) will be featured in the film, and detailed the plot of the movie.
In the story, Tom Hanks (Cast Away, Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump) stars as Finch, one of the only survivors of a cataclysmic event that has left America, and the world, a wasteland ravaged by solar radiation. An ailing inventor facing his own mortality, Finch builds a robot to keep his beloved dog safe. As the trio embarks upon an epic cross-country journey, the scientist must teach his creation to become “human” enough to take care of the dog, and to teach the dog to think of the creation as his new owner.
The film, directed by Miguel Sapochnik (HBO’s Game of Thrones, True Detective), was shot in locations around New Mexico including Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Shiprock, Los Lunas, Socorro, and White Sands.
Fans might remember Caleb Landry Jones from “Get Out” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” and Samira Wiley from “Handmaid’s Tale” and Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black.”
Craig Luck and Ivor Powell (Alien, Blade Runner) wrote the film, which is produced by Kevin Misher, Jack Rapke, and Jackie Levine (Allied, upcoming Robert Zemeckis’ adaptation of The Witches), alongside Powell.
Academy Award winner Robert Zemeckis (Cast Away, Flight, Back to the Future trilogy), Sapochnik, Adam Merims, Luck and Andy Berman serve as executive producers on the project.
“BIOS” will be released on October 2nd, 2020 by Universal Pictures domestically, and Universal and Amblin Partners internationally.
Hanks’ new “Toy Story 4” installment is set to release on June 21st. His movie, “A Man Called Ove,” is currently in pre-production with Fredrik Backman writing the screenplay, which is based on his novel.
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