Bios (film)

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Directed byMiguel Sapochnik
Produced by
Written by
  • Craig Luck
  • Ivor Powell
Music byGustavo Santaolalla
CinematographyJo Willems
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • October 2, 2020 (2020-10-02) (United States)
CountryUnited States

BIOS is an upcoming American science fiction drama film starring Tom Hanks, written by Craig Luck and Ivor Powell, and directed by Miguel Sapochnik.[1]


An ailing inventor, the last man on Earth, builds an android to keep him and his dog company and goes on a journey across the country.[2]



On October 26, 2017, it was announced that Tom Hanks would star in the post-apocalyptic film, BIOS, about a robot who is built by Hanks' ailing character to protect the life of his beloved dog when he dies. Miguel Sapochnik would direct the film, which would be produced by Robert Zemeckis and Kevin Misher, from a script by Craig Luck and Ivor Powell. Several major studios were bidding for the rights of the film with the production expected to begin in early 2018.[3] A few days later, it was reported that Amblin Entertainment had purchased the project, with Universal Studios set to distribute it.[4] In January 2019, Caleb Landry Jones joined the cast in a "motion-capture" role as the robot of whom Finch builds.[2] In March 2019, Samira Wiley joined the cast.[5] In May 2019, Skeet Ulrich and Laura Harrier joined the cast of the film.[6]

Productions took place in New Mexico, including in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Shiprock, Los Lunas, Socorro and White Sands National Monument. Film production ended in May of 2019.[7]


The film will be released on October 2, 2020.[8]


  1. ^ McNary, Dave (May 4, 2018). "Film News Roundup: Tom Hanks' Sci-Fi Movie 'Bios' Dated for 2020 Release". Variety. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Kroll, Justin (9 January 2019). "Caleb Landry Jones to Co-Star With Tom Hanks in Amblin's 'Bios' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  3. ^ Kroll, Justin; Lang, Brent (October 26, 2017). "Tom Hanks to Star in Sci-Fi Film 'Bios' From 'Game of Thrones' Director (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  4. ^ "Tom Hanks Sci-Fi Project 'Bios' Goes to Amblin Entertainment". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  5. ^ "'Handmaid's Tale' Star Samira Wiley Joins Tom Hanks in 'Bios' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  6. ^ Dela Paz, Maggie (May 22, 2019). "Skeet Ulrich and Laura Harrier Join Tom Hank's Sci-Fi Film Bios". Coming Soon. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
  7. ^ Murray, Rebecca (May 22, 2019). "Skeet Ulrich and Laura Harrier Join Tom Hanks in 'Bios'". Retrieved May 22, 2019.
  8. ^ "Universal Sets Tom Hanks' Sci-Fi Flick 'Bios' for 2020". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 April 2019.

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