Tom Hanks And Robert Zemeckis’ Upcoming Film ‘Here’: Everything You Need to Know

Of all the roles Tom Hanks has portrayed on screen, perhaps none is as universally recognized and celebrated as Forrest Gump, a character that earned him his second Academy Award for ‘Best Actor.’ 

Directed by Robert Zemeckis, ‘Forrest Gump’ also captured the hearts of audiences and critics alike, securing five additional Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Now, three decades after the cinematic triumph of ‘Forrest Gump’, Hanks and Zemeckis reunite on the set of their latest project, ‘Here’.

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Based on Richard McGuire’s graphic novel, ‘Here’ delves into the unfolding events centred around a singular piece of land and its myriad inhabitants. The narrative promises a deep exploration of time’s passage and the interconnected lives that converge within this specific location. It’s a departure from traditional storytelling, offering a unique perspective on the evolution of a place through various epochs and the lives it touches.

Robert Zemeckis, along with screenwriter Eric Roth, adapted McGuire’s original work for the screen. Originally conceived as a six-page comic strip in 1989, ‘Here’ captures the essence of continuity and change as it chronicles the transformations witnessed by this particular plot of land. From the mundane to the extraordinary, the graphic novel portrays a spectrum of entities—animals, humans, and even inanimate objects—that traverse and leave their mark on this space over time.

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While specific details of the film’s plot remain tightly under wraps, early insights suggest a faithful adaptation of McGuire’s novel, preserving its core themes and narrative structure. According to Collider, the film’s release date has been adjusted, with a wide release now slated for November, heightening anticipation among fans and critics alike.

As ‘Here’ prepares to transport audiences into its meticulously crafted world, it stands poised to offer a cinematic experience that blends storytelling innovation with profound reflections on the enduring impact of place and memory.

-Sushmita Sarkar