Call of the Wild, a new adaptation of the Jack London novel, debuted its trailer this morning. A “line-action, animation hybrid”, this version stars Han Solo himself Harrison Ford as John Thornton. This was supposed to release on Christmas Day this year, but was pushed back by Disney after the purchase of Fox, so as not to interfere with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Ford just cannot escape Star Wars, can he? Admittedly, I expected zero from this film when I heard it was being made, but it looks pretty solid. Harrison Ford yelling at a bear? Yes please.
Check out the trailer below:
Adapted from the beloved literary classic, 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.
Call of the Wild, directed by Chris Sanders, and starring Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens, Omar Sy, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford, and Colin Woodell opens February 21, 2020.