Harrison Ford Is Answering the Call of the Wild

Harrison Ford

Even with Star Wars and Indiana Jones off his schedule for now, Harrison Ford is staying busy.

The veteran actor is in talks to star in Fox's upcoming adaptation of The Call of the Wild as 19th century prospector John Thornton. The classic Jack London novel, first published in 1903, tells the tale of the Yukon Gold Rush in the 1890s as miners braved the harrowing Alaskan wilderness to strike it rich.

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With Indiana Jones 5 now pushed back to 2021 after reportedly running its problems with its script, Ford will be able to fully commit to the new project which is scheduled to begin principal photography this September. The adaptation is directed by Chris Sanders (The Croods) from a script by Michael Green who previously co-wrote last year's Blade Runner 2049 which also starred Ford as well as the Academy Award-nominated Logan.

The Call of the Wild has previously been adapted for the big screen twice before with Clark Gable starring as Thornton in the original 1935 version while Charlton Heston portrayed the literary character in the 1972 version. The upcoming adaptation is scheduled for release on December 25, 2019.

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(via Variety)

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