THE CALL OF THE WILD trailer – Harrison Ford and his CGI dog go on perilous adventures

THE CALL OF THE WILD trailer – Harrison Ford and his CGI dog go on perilous adventures

If you’re not familiar with Jack London’s classic novel The Call of the Wild… what are they teaching you in school? The new movie adaptation comes from director Chris Sanders (HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, THE CROODS) and stars the one and only Harrison Ford as a man on an adventure during the Gold Rush era of the 1890s. He’s accompanied by a precocious dog named “Buck”, who in the film is done with CGI. One could make the argument that they should have just used a real dog, but it looks like part of the reason behind the CGI was to give Buck more “personality”, so we’ll see if it translates. The cast also includes Dan Stevens, Omar Sy, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford and Colin Woodell. Worthy of note, THE CALL OF THE WILD screenplay is by Michael Green, who also wrote BLADE RUNNER 2049.

Adapted from the beloved literary classic, 20th Century Fox’s THE CALL OF THE WILD vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team–and later its leader–Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master.

THE CALL OF THE WILD opens February 21, 2020

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