Bios (film)

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Directed byMiguel Sapochnik
Produced by
Written by
  • Craig Luck
  • Ivor Powell
Music byGustavo Santaolalla
CinematographyJo Willems
Edited byTim Porter
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • August 13, 2021 (2021-08-13) (United States)
CountryUnited States

BIOS is an upcoming American science fiction drama film directed by Miguel Sapochnik from a screenplay written by Craig Luck and Ivor Powell.[1] It stars Tom Hanks, Caleb Landry Jones, Samira Wiley, Laura Harrier and Skeet Ulrich.

The film is scheduled to be released on August 13, 2021, by Universal Pictures.


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 Pictures set to distribute it.[4] In January 2019, Caleb Landry Jones joined the cast in a "motion-capture" role as the robot which 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]

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


Bios is scheduled to be released on August 13, 2021.[8] It was previously scheduled to be released on October 2, 2020, but in June 2020, it was delayed to April 16, 2021 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down theaters across the globe.[9][10]


  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. ^ Rubin, Rebecca (January 21, 2021). "Tom Hanks Sci-Fi Movie 'Bios' Gets New Release Date". Variety. Retrieved January 21, 2021.
  9. ^ "Universal Sets Tom Hanks' Sci-Fi Flick 'Bios' for 2020". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  10. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (June 12, 2020). "Tom Hanks Sci-Fi Movie 'Bios' Moves To 2021". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 12, 2020.

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