Actor Tom Hanks isn’t happy with his upcoming WW2 movie, Greyhound, releasING directly on the Apple TV+ streaming service.
Actor Tom Hanks wanted a theatrical release, but the filmmakers went in favour of an Apple TV+ debut. If reports are to be believed, the streaming platforms reportedly paid Sony $70 million for the completed film.
Hanks finds the move devastating. He said to leading media portal, “I don’t mean to make angry my Apple overlords, but there is a difference in picture and sound quality.”
Hanks had both acted and written the movie. He is even more irritated at Apple management dictating terms. He said, “The cruel whipmasters at Apple have even dictated that my background for Zoom interviews be a solid wall. It makes me look like I am in a witness protection programme. But here I am, bowing to the needs of Apple TV.”
Tom also said in a virtual press conference, “It’s going to look different on your Apple TVs. It’s going to have a different physical quality to the brightness and to the appearance of the mood. It’s going to have a different sound than it would have if you were hearing it in a cinema. You can accept that because that’s the reality of what your eyeball is seeing and what your brain takes. The heartbreak is that those 800 people don’t get to go into a theatre as strangers, watch Greyhound, come out 88 minutes later with something in common. There’s no substitute. There’s no grander alternative than that because that’s why we are all here.”
Greyhound will be releasing on July 10.