The World Warfare II nautical motion drama “Greyhound” is getting a sequel.
Streaming service Apple TV+ landed the movie as a part of a multiyear exclusivity take care of Playtone, the manufacturing firm based by Academy Award winner Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman.
The partnership with Playtone, identified for producing “The Polar Specific” and “My Massive Fats Greek Wedding ceremony,” contains sequence, documentaries and unscripted initiatives.
“Greyhound,” a WWII thriller impressed by precise occasions, aired on the streaming service in 2020 after initially being made by Sony for a theatrical launch.
The movie follows Hanks, who additionally wrote the conflict flick, as Ernest Krause, an inexperienced U.S. Navy commander who should lead an Allied convoy being attacked by Nazi U-boats whereas crossing the North Atlantic.
The conflict drama, primarily based on the C.S. Forester novel “The Good Shepherd,” grew to become essentially the most watched film debut for the streaming service in 2020 till one other Hanks venture, the dystopian “Finch,” debuted final yr, based on Deadline.
Hanks, 65, has starred in quite a few conflict films through the years, together with “Saving Non-public Ryan” and “Forrest Gump.” He beforehand instructed Leisure Weekly how “Greyhound” matches in with different WWII movies.
“As a man who goes again to World Warfare II time and again, I see a direct correlation to life because it’s lived proper now. I see the identical questions being requested and I see the identical options being pursued in tales of World Warfare II, regardless of them being interval items,” the actor stated.
Apple TV+ has but to announce a launch date for the “Greyhound” sequel, however the streaming service is gearing up for a lot of new initiatives, together with “They Name Me Magic,” a documentary sequence in regards to the lifetime of NBA Corridor of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson set to launch on April 22.
At this yr’s Oscars, Apple TV+ grew to become the primary streaming service to win an Academy Award for Greatest Image. The streaming hub identified for its “Apple Originals” snagged the excellence for “CODA,” which additionally received Greatest Tailored Screenplay and Greatest Supporting Actor for Troy Kotsur.
Watch the “Greyhound” trailer beneath: