(via comingsoon.net) Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment has picked up the upcoming sci-fi film Bios starring Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks and directed by Game of Thrones’ Miguel Sapochnik, according to THR. The story comes from a spec script written by newcomer Craig Luck and producer Ivor Powell (Blade Runner, Alien).
Bios is the story of Finch (Hanks) the last man on Earth, who is dying. “As he faces his own mortality, he builds a robot to care for his dog, the only thing he truly loves. Finch must teach the robot to become “human” enough to take care for his dog, and also must convince his dog to accept the robot as his caretaker and friend.”
Several studios, including Legendary, Warner Bros. and Studio 8, were in negotiations to to try to make the film, which plans an early 2019 shooting date.
Spielberg told the site, “Bios is an original, emotionally stirring tale that at its core is very much an Amblin movie. I can think of no one more perfect to embody this story about the meaning of being human than Tom Hanks.”
Tom Hanks will next be seen in Steven Spielberg’s December Oscar contender The Post, and will also pen the screenplay for and star in the World War II Navy drama Greyhound. Sapochnik won a directing Emmy for the Game of Thrones episode “Battle of the Bastards.”