The Call of the Wild is a 2020 American adventure film based on the Jack London 1903 novel of the same name and Twentieth Century Pictures' previous 1935 film adaptation. The film is directed by Chris Sanders, in his live-action directorial debut, written by Michael Green, and stars Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens, Omar Sy, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford, and Colin Woodell.
It was released on February 21, 2020 by 20th Century Studios.
A domesticated St. Bernard/Scotch Collie dog named Buck is stolen from his Santa Clara, California home and sold to freight haulers in Yukon. Crossing paths with a man named John Thornton, the two embark on an adventure where Buck finds his true place in the world.
- Harrison Ford as John Thornton
- Dan Stevens as Hal
- Omar Sy as Perrault
- Karen Gillan as Mercedes
- Bradley Whitford as Judge Miller
- Colin Woodell as Charles
- Cara Gee as Françoise
- Scott MacDonald as Dawson
Actor and stunt coordinator Terry Notary stood-in for the CGI creation of Buck, whose model was scanned after an adopted dog.
The Call of the Wild received mixed to positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, The film has a score of 66% based on 97 reviews with an average score of 6.1/10.