Apple are to Premiere the feature film Greyhound in July. It is billed as an inspiring, action-packed film starring and written by Tom Hanks.

Inherently, the movie was originally scheduled for a cinema release. However the ‘human malware’ problem enabled Apple to acquire it for their home streaming service!

Below we have the trailer which certainly lives up to expectations of a tense war drama. What do you think?

It was only a few days ago Apple unveiled that Greyhound will make its global debut on July 10th, 2020. This is, of course, exclusively on their Apple TV+ streaming service. Maybe this is a taste of things to come in general with movies increasing being release worldwide and for first time viewing at home?

Greyhound Trailer

Greyhound Lowdown

Tom Hanks stars as a longtime Navy veteran. As a first-time captain, is tasked with protecting a convoy of 37 ships. They are carrying thousands of soldiers and much-needed supplies across the treacherous waters of the Atlantic during WWII.

For five days with no air cover, the captain and his small force of three escort ships must make their way through an area of the ocean known as “the Black Pit”. They are battling Nazi U-boats while protecting their invaluable ships and soldiers.

Greyhound is inspired by events during the ‘Battle of the Atlantic’. This took place in the earliest months of America’s alliance with Great Britain and the Allied Forces.

Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan, and Elisabeth Shue star alongside Hanks. The movie was written by Tom Hanks, directed by Aaron Schneider, and produced by Gary Goetzman.

Apple’s Acquisition

Apple landed the worldwide rights to Greyhound, a Playtone Production from Sony Pictures/Stage Six Films, following COVID-19 theater closures. This marks the second partnership with Playtone and Apple. It follows a straight-to-series order for the sweeping drama series Masters of the Air.

Greyhound is based on the novel The Good Shepherd by CS Forester.

Greyhound - Poster
Greyhound – Poster: Commander Ernest Krause (Tom Hanks) © 2020 Apple TV+