First Glance: “The Call of the Wild”

Jack London’s 1903 novel “The Call of the Wild” was first adapted to the screen in 1935 and starred Clark Gable, then in 1972 starring Charlton Heston, and in 1996 starring Rutger Hauer. In 2020 we’ll get a fresh new take on the adventure classic this time starring Harrison Ford and a big CGI dog. Don’t worry, it looks better than it sounds.

The first trailer shows off a grizzled Harrison Ford, a ton of gorgeous scenery, and some pretty good looking CGI effects. But I’m curious to see how well a digital doggie holds up over the span of an entire movie. You know Ford has the chops. And appearances by Dan Stevens, Omar Sy, and Karen Gillan doesn’t hurt.

“The Call of the Wild” is slated for a February 21, 2020 release. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

21 thoughts on “First Glance: “The Call of the Wild”

  1. This was one of my favorite books growing up (never seen any of the film adaptations) and seeing Harrison Ford take on the leading role already has me ready to see the film, even if it’s terrible 🙂

  2. This looks so good . I read about it over a year ago and was hoping it would be a Christmas time release but I supposed its a bit crowded and studio didn’t want it to get lost . The trailer has me in for certain and Ford will bring it . Loved this book , so excited to see this adaptation.

  3. Call of the Wild is the best movie I have seen in many years. I strongly recommend it to everyone including families. Political commentary was inappropriate.

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