Call of the Wild (2019 film)

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Call of the Wild
Directed byChris Sanders
Produced byErwin Stoff
Screenplay byMichael Green
Based onThe Call of the Wild
by Jack London
Music byJohn Powell [1]
Edited byDavid Heinz
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • December 25, 2019 (2019-12-25) (US)
CountryUnited States
Budget$82 million[3]

Call of the Wild is an upcoming American live-action CGI-animated adventure film based on the Jack London's 1903 novel of the same name. The film is directed by Chris Sanders, written by Michael Green, and stars Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford and Omar Sy. It will be released on December 25, 2019 by 20th Century Fox.


A domesticated St. Bernard/Scotch Collie dog named Buck is stolen from his Santa Clara, California home and sold to freight haulers in the Yukon.



In October 2017, it was announced that 20th Century Fox was developing the film adaptation of the Jack London's 1903 novel The Call of the Wild, set in Yukon around 1890s about the Klondike Gold Rush, which would be directed by Chris Sanders from the script by Michael Green, and would be produced by Erwin Stoff.[4]

In July 2018, Harrison Ford and Dan Stevens were cast in the film, with Ford set to star as John Thornton, who goes on the hunt for gold. The film would get heavy special effects work from its studio Technoprops, now called Fox VFX Lab.[5][6] In August 2018, Colin Woodell joined the cast.[7] In September, Omar Sy and Karen Gillan were added to the cast.[8][9] In October, Bradley Whitford joined the cast,[10] with Cara Gee joining in November.[11]

Principal photography on the film began in late-September 2018 in Los Angeles.[9]

In January 2019, it was announced that John Powell will compose the film's score. Powell previously collaborated with Sanders on the 2010 DreamWorks Animation film How to Train Your Dragon.[1]


Call of the Wild is scheduled to be released on December 25, 2019 by 20th Century Fox.[4]


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  3. ^ Film and Television Tax Credit Program Program 2.0 (PDF) (Report). California Film Commission. p. 9. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  4. ^ a b D'Alessandro, Anthony (October 12, 2017). "'Gambit' Starring Channing Tatum Will Open Valentine's Day 2019". Deadline. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  5. ^ Lang, Brent (July 16, 2018). "Harrison Ford Eyes 'Call of the Wild' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  6. ^ Lang, Brent (July 24, 2018). "Dan Stevens Joins Harrison Ford in 'Call of the Wild' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  7. ^ Kroll, Justin (August 30, 2018). "Harrison Ford's 'Call of the Wild' Adds Colin Woodell (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  8. ^ Kroll, Justin (September 13, 2018). "Harrison Ford's 'Call of the Wild' Casts Omar Sy (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  9. ^ a b Hipes, Patrick (September 26, 2018). "Karen Gillan Joins 'Call Of The Wild' Movie At Fox". Deadline. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  10. ^ Bradley Whitford Returns To ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ As Series Regular, Books 2 Movies
  11. ^ 'Expanse' Actress Cara Gee Joins 'Call of the Wild' at Fox

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