The Call of the Wild Movie

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Who's Involved:

Michael Green, Omar Sy, Harrison Ford, Erwin Stoff, Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford, Chris Sanders, Jean Louisa Kelly, Wes Brown, Diana Pokorny, Terry Notary, Colin Woodell, Ryan Stafford

Release Date:

Friday, February 21, 2020 (Nationwide)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

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.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

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    ... John Thornton

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    ... Mercedes

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Crew: Who's making The Call of the Wild

A look at the The Call of the Wild behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Chris Sanders last directed The Croods and How to Train Your Dragon. The film's writer Michael Green last wrote Murder on the Orient Express and Blade Runner 2049.


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Erwin Stoff

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Production: What we know about The Call of the Wild

Key Facts

  1. A live-action/animation hybrid.
  2. Harrison Ford will play John Thornton, a prospector braving the Yukon on the hunt for gold (Variety, 7/16/18).
  3. Based on Jack London's novel.

Filming Timeline

On or about January 18, 2020, the film was in Completed status.

On or about February 3, 2019, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about July 17, 2018, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Production starts in early September.

The Call of the Wild Release Date: When was it released?

The Call of the Wild was released in 2020 on Friday, February 21, 2020 (Nationwide release). There were 10 other movies released on the same date, including Brahms: The Boy II, Emma and Las Pildoras de mi Novio (My Boyfriend’s Meds).

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Questions: Asked About The Call of the Wild

Jan. 19, 2020
Who is the bear in the movie?
Jan. 23, 2020
Other than the setting and the names Buck and John Thornton, is the movie similar to the book at all?
Jan. 30, 2020
Is the ending sad?
Feb. 8, 2020
What's the dog breed?
Feb. 18, 2020
Does the dog get injured in the movie?
Feb. 19, 2020
Does the dog die?
Feb. 20, 2020
Where was it filmed?
Feb. 23, 2020
How were the animal scenes made?
Feb. 28, 2020
Is Buck a CG animated or real life dog?
Feb. 29, 2020
What is the significance of the black wolf?
Mar. 2, 2020
How many movies have been called Call of the Wild?

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