Tom Hanks teams up with a dog and a robot in first trailer for Apple's sci-fi Finch

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Photo credit: Karen Kuehn - Apple
Photo credit: Karen Kuehn - Apple

Tom Hanks's latest Apple movie Finch has just debuted its first trailer ahead of release this November.

The film follows robotic engineer Finch (Hanks) as he becomes one of the few survivors of a cataclysmic solar event that has left the world a wasteland, forcing him to live in an underground bunker for a decade.

"It happened so fast," his bearded inventor narrates as cataclysmic visuals spread across the screen. "There was a solar flare – goodbye crops, food, goodbye everything. So I hid, frightened and so alone. Then I found you..."

Enter a very good boy named Goodyear, who loves a belly scratch.

Photo credit: Apple TV+
Photo credit: Apple TV+

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Directed by Game of Thrones regular Miguel Sapochnik, who notably took the reins on iconic episode 'Battle of the Bastards', Finch catches up with Hanks's titular apocalypse survivor as he builds a robot, Jeff, to help him watch over his dog.

Jeff is played by Caleb Landry Jones in motion-capture, and TV and movie boffins will no doubt remember him from his roles in Breaking Bad and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Judging by the footage, we might have a mixture of I Am Legend and Marley & Me on the cards here, which can only mean one thing: tears.

Photo credit: Karen Kuehn - Apple
Photo credit: Karen Kuehn - Apple

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Let's hope this one doesn't repeat the same issues as the two-time Oscar winner's previous Apple project, WWII epic Greyhound.

"Greyhound really suffers from the small screen. It is meant to be a naval epic, whose high-seas stakes and battles, with gunfire through the dark as sea-spray washes aboard, is made less visceral on a small screen in your relatively-well-lit living room," wrote Digital Spy in our two-star review.

"Unavoidable potholes aside, Greyhound still lacks the bite (sorry) of what an epic war movie could and should be."

Finch will be released on Apple TV+ on Friday, November 5.

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