Who says that the movies aren’t evolving with the times and technology? In 2019, we saw Harrison Ford play a CGI dog in the sequel to The Secret Life of Pets, and in 2020, we’re going to see the real Ford act alongside a CGI dog in Chris Sanders’ The Call of the Wild. If that sounds familiar, you had to read the Jack London novel that the film is based on in order to pass sixth grade English at some point. This is one of the last true Fox properties to be put into the production pipeline before Disney did whatever dark magick ritual they needed to acquire the company and transform it into Zombie Fox, so pour a libation out in the memory of the days when a monopoly didn’t dominate the studio system. Zombie Fox released a trailer for the film on Wednesday, and it actually looks pretty swell. Entertainment for the whole family, you might say.
Take a look:
Here’s a synopsis:
“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.”
The Call of the Wild hits theaters on February 21.