Tom Hanks Joins Sci-Fi Drama ‘Bios’

Most of the time, when Tom Hanks joins a project it’s good news. He will star in this year’s Awards season hopeful, Steven Spielberg’s The Post, and it looks like he will follow that up with a sci-fi drama called Bios.

Bios, which will be directed by Game of Thrones helmer Miguel Sapochnik and written by Craig Luck and Ivor Powell, who produced Ridley Scott’s The Duellists, Alien, and Blade Runner. According to the Variety report, Bios “follows a robot that lives on a post-apocalyptic earth. Built to protect the life of his dying creator’s beloved dog, it learns about love, friendship, and the meaning of human life. Hanks will play the ailing creator.”

Sounds like it could be cool, but it sounds like it could detour into schlock pretty easily too, with a robot learning about feelings and whatnot. The spec screenplay has been a hot commodity for a while though, and in Tom Hanks we trust. Even though, well, we last saw him in that Silicon Valley thriller that showed up on the scene about five years too late, The Circle. Remember that one? Yeah, neither does anyone else. Nobody’s perfect.

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Stay tuned for more updates on Bios when they become available.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry is the managing editor for Monkeys Fighting Robots. The Dalai Lama once told him when he dies he will receive total consciousness. So he's got that going for him... Which is nice.