Tom Hanks and producing associate Gary Goetzman clearly appear to have discovered a house at Apple TV+ – following the deal to convey former Sony film Greyhound to the corporate and dealing on new World Struggle II collection Masters Of The Air, the duo has now signed a giant new deal, which incorporates creating a sequel to the ship drama.
2020’s Greyhound noticed writing and starring as Captain Krause, an inexperienced US Navy commander who should lead an Allied convoy being stalked by a German submarine wolf pack.
The film was based mostly on CS Forrester’s 1955 novel The Good Shepherd – to not be confused with 2006’s movie of the identical title, which adopted the founding of the CIA – so given the fictional (if traditionally thorough) foundation, there’s loads of scope for future adventures with Krause.
Masters Of The Air, in the meantime, sees Hanks as soon as once more collaborating with Steven Spielberg for a narrative of World Struggle II drama, on this case an ensemble of younger actors together with Elvis star Austin Butler, which tells the deeply private story of the American bomber boys in World Struggle II who introduced the struggle to Hitler’s doorstep.
Conserving Hanks onside is huge for Apple, which has loads of momentum following CODA‘s Oscar victory and reward for its TV choices.