Harrison Ford makes friends with a CGI Puppy in the trailer and poster for Fox’s Forthcoming The Call of the Wild. Adapted from the 1903 novel by Jack London, the film follows the adventures of Buck, a St.
Bernard/Scotch Collie dog who is stolen from his cushy home in California and, eventually, finds his way into the Alaskan Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s.
There, he’s the member of a mail shipping dog sled team and can be later befriended by John Thornton (Ford), a loner who ends up going on some grand adventure with his newfound companion.
The Call of the Wild was initially scheduled to arrive on Christmas Day, but was pushed back to ancient 2020 after the Disney-Fox deal was finalized.
Ford is joined in the film with a rather noteworthy supporting cast which includes Karen Gillan (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) and Dan Stevens (Legion), along with Omar Sy (Jurassic World) and Bradley Whitford (Godzilla: King of the Monsters).
Because the newly-unveiled trailer illustrates, he spends all his time at the movie contrary to the Buck.
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Fox dropped the official trailer for The Call of the Wild online this morning, before its release in theaters this weekend using Frozen 2. You can take a look below, followed by the initial poster.
Ford, who’s famous for loving the outdoors and being charmingly Grumpy, is a perfect match for a Jack London adventure narrative that, honestly, it’s sort of shocking it hasn’t happened until now.
Buck might be rendered, but he is pretty dang charming in The Call of the Wild trailer along with his interactions with Ford’s Thornton seem equally entertaining.
The movie itself marks the live-action introduction for director Chris Sanders, following his prior efforts on the acclaimed animated films Lilo & Stitch, How to Train Your Dragon, and The Croods.
He’s proven he knows how to create lasting friendships onscreen in the past, so London’s source material ought to be in safe hands here.
The same, it was likely a wise telephone on Disney and Fox’s role to maneuver The Call of the Wild from the highly-competitive winter holidays.
The Mouse House had success adapting London’s novel White Fang back in the’90s, but it was far from a blockbuster and The Call of the Wild Does not have the muscle to go toe to toe with other tentpoles that are big.
Fortunately, it seems to be well-served by its late February release date, in which it will function as counter-programming to Vin Diesel’s superhero movie, Bloodshot.
There will be families who are more than prepared to join his CGI dog-buddy and Ford into the wilderness on a journey .