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Call of the Wild | An extraordinary coming-of-age journey

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:05 AM
Harrison Ford stars in The Call Of The Wild.
Harrison Ford stars in The Call Of The Wild.

Based on Jack London’s legendary adventure, The Call Of The Wild is a cinematic experience of a lifetime. Twentieth Century Fox 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 has embarked on an extraordinary coming-of-age journey that will lead him to ultimately discover his true place in the world and become his own master.

Employing 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 is a hybrid of live-action and animated film-making. Academy Award nominee Harrison Ford heads a cast that includes Omar Sy, Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan, and Bradley Whitford. Chris Sanders directs from a screenplay by Michael Green.