The Call of the Wild featurette reveals a unique companionship
20th Century Studios has released a behind-the-scenes featurette for their upcoming adventure film adaptation of The Call of the Wild, featuring Harrison Ford as he talks about the unique and unlikely companionship between his character John Thornton and the brave and lovable dog Buck. Check out the video in the player below!
Adapted from the beloved literary classic written by Jack London in 1903, 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 Canadian 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. It stars Harrison Ford (Blade Runner 2049, Star Wars), Omar Sy (The Intouchables), Dan Stevens (Apostle, Legion), Karen Gillan (MCU, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Bradley Whitford (The West Wing), Colin Woodell and Cara Gee (The Expanse).
The big-budget live-action film is being directed by Oscar nominee Chris Sanders (The Croods, How to Train Your Dragon) from a screenplay by Oscar nominee Michael Green (Logan, American Gods).
Erwin Stoff (The Matrix, 13 Hours) will produce alongside co-producer Ryan Stafford (War for the Planet of the Apes). Diana Pokorny (Downsizing, Daddy’s Home) will serve as executive producer with Steve Asbell overseeing the feature for 20th Century Studios (formerly known as 20th Century Fox). The outlet notes that the project will rely heavily on the special effects studio Technoprops, purchased by Fox last year.
The Call of the Wild is set to open in theaters on February 21.mo
The Call of the Wild Featurette Reveals a Unique Companionship