‘The Call of the Wild’ trailer: First look at Dan Stevens’ new 1890s dog movie

The first trailer has been released for The Call of the Wild.

Based on Jack London’s 1903 adventure novel, the new period drama movie is set in the Alaskan Yukon in the 1890s.

Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford leads the cast of The Call of the Wild as John Thornton, a prospector hunting for gold.

He’s joined by English actor Dan Stevens, who played Matthew Crawley in the first three seasons of Downton Abbey – although we can’t spot him in this first teaser!

The movie tells 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.

Watch the trailer:

We’re told that the movie will feature “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 arrives in cinemas on 21st February 2020.

Jack London’s original book is available on Amazon.