Tom Hanks movie Bios wraps New Mexico filming

Dystopian feature Bios has wrapped location filming in New Mexico with a cast led by Tom Hanks.

By Nick Goundry 24 May 2019

Tom Hanks movie Bios wraps New Mexico filming

Dystopian feature Bios has wrapped principal photography in New Mexico with a cast led by Tom Hanks.

Directed by Miguel Sapochnik, the story is set in a future world ravaged by solar radiation and follows a scientist preparing for the end of his life.

Amblin Partners produced the movie in association with Walden Media.

“I'm always thrilled when a major production is able to use so much of New Mexico's diverse landscape and shoot in so many different locations," said Michelle Lujan Grisham, governor of New Mexico (pictured with Hanks).

“As we boost our film and television industry, we are going to see more productions choosing to shoot outside the Santa Fe-Albuquerque corridor. That means more job opportunities for New Mexicans in rural areas.”

New Mexico recently boosted the annual film fund for its production incentive to $110m in a bid to attract more shoots that might otherwise have chosen desert locations in California.

The film used Albuquerque Studios as a production base and the movie also shot on location and in Santa Fe, as well as in White Sands National Monument, which is known for its white gypsum sand dunes.

Locations in New Mexico are already popular among US producers for Middle East story settings.

The latest series of acclaimed TV drama Better Call Saul recently started shooting in Albuquerque and filmmaker Taylor Sheridan is set to double the state for Montana for his survival thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in New Mexico.

Image: Karen Kuehn/Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment

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