Harrison Ford is trading in on furry companion for another as he says goodbye to Star Wars and hello to the latest film adaptation of Jack London’s The Call Of The Wild. If there was a big difference between his relationship with Chewbacca and his relationship with Buck the dog, it’s that the dog is CGI. In fact, you can easily say that no animals were harmed in the making of this film because it doesn’t look like there are any actual animals in the film.
With that said, this feels like the kind of role Harrison Ford is meant to play. It’s probably going to be a blast to watch when it comes out. It will just be visually awkward when the CGI is outdated in 18 months. Joining Ford on his grand adventure are Dan Stevens, Omar Sy, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford, and Colin Woodell.
The Call of the Wild opens February 21, 2020.
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.
As a live-action/animation hybrid, THE CALL OF THE WILD employs cutting edge visual effects and animation technology in order to render the animals in the film as fully photorealistic–and emotionally authentic–characters. Directed by Chris Sanders from a screenplay by Michael Green, based on the novel by Jack London, the film was produced by Erwin Stoff, with Diana Pokorny serving as executive producer and Ryan Stafford as co-producer and visual effects producer. THE CALL OF THE WILD stars Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens, Omar Sy, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford and Colin Woodell.