Coming from Twentieth Century Studios to UK cinemas on 19th February 2020, “The Call of the Wild” is an upcoming live action adventure film based on Jack London’s 1903 novel. The movie vividly brings to the screen the classic 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 Yukon territory in Canada.
The film is set during the Klondike Gold Rush in the 1890s and is a CGI adaptation of the timeless novel starring Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford and Omar Sy. As a live-action/animation hybrid, “The Call of the Wild” employs cutting edge visual effects and animation technology in order to render the animals in the film as fully photorealistic–and emotionally authentic–characters.
The film tells the story of this iconic moment in history through Buck’s eyes and is a gripping adventure of endurance, survival, strength and loyalty as he battles harsh winter conditions and makes both friends and enemies, before finally finding his place in the world.
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Situated in the upper Northwest corner of Canada, next to Alaska, the Yukon is Canada’s most accessible northern destination. Home to Canada’s highest mountain (Mount Logan) and one of the largest non-polar icefields located in Kluane National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage site – the breathtaking territory is truly a winter wonderland.
The Yukon is one of North America’s most undiscovered destinations; close to 80 percent remains pristine wilderness with 5,000-metre peaks, forested valleys, unspoiled waters and untamed wildlife. Roughly the size of Spain at just over 300,000 square miles, the Yukon is home to more than 160,000 caribou, 70,000 moose, 22,000 mountain sheep, 7,000 grizzly bears, 10,000 black bears and 250 species of birds, with a human population of only 40,000.
Take me on a Call of the Wild Adventure to the Yukon:
Windows on the Wild offers an eight night holiday to the Yukon from £2145 per person, including return flights on Air Canada from Heathrow via Vancouver to Whitehorse, three nights room only in Whitehorse, two nights room only in Dawson City, intermediate SUV car hire and three nights / four days Taste of Mushing at Sky High Valley Ranch, located a 30 minute drive from downtown Whitehorse. Price based on two people sharing standard room. windowsonthewild.com / 020 8742 1556
Canada specialist, Discover the World offers a six-night Yukon holiday including 3 nights at Northern Light Resort & Spa near Whitehorse with all meals, nightly guided aurora viewing and photography assistance, half day dog sledding adventure with transfers, return airport transfer and winter clothes hire; plus 2 nights in Dawson City at Aurora Inn and 1 final night in Whitehorse at Coast High Country Inn. Prices start from £2009 per person, based on two people sharing, and include return economy class flights with Air Canada from London Heathrow to Whitehorse via Vancouver and domestic flights between Whitehorse & Dawson City. discover-the-world.com / 01737 886 131
For further information on the Yukon, visit www.travelyukon.com
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Twentieth Century Studios “The Call of the Wild,” adapted from the book 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 experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master. As a live-action/animation hybrid, “The Call of the Wild” employs 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 directed by Chris Sanders and stars Harrison Ford, Omar Sy, Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan and Bradley Whitford. Erwin Stoff, p.g.a. and James Mangold, p.g.a. are producing with Diana Pokorny and Ryan Stafford serving as executive producers. Michael Green wrote the screenplay. “The Call of the Wild” opens in UK cinemas on 19th February 2020.