Harrison Ford’s latest film, Call of the Wild, is reportedly on track to make massive loss after disappointing box office sales. The adventure drama has made a decent $45 million in the US since its release last month, $79 million globally, according to Variety. However, it is also struggling to recoup spending on a high budget.
Call of the Wild cost over $125 million to make, the publication reported, meaning it needs to make $250 million – $275 in order to break even, sources claimed.
Thus, the website says Ford’s newest release is unlikely to hit its target, leading to a predicted $50 million loss.
Call of the Wild is based on the 1903 book of the same name by Jack London.
The story centres around big-hearted dog Buck whose quiet life is turned upside down when he is akin to the Yukon to work as a sled dog during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, forcing him to fight for his survival.
Star Wars and Indiana Jones veteran Ford opened up on why he wanted to star in Call of the Wild.
“I read this book as a student and I was moved by it,” he said. “But I hadn’t revisited it for 40 or 50 years.
“So, I reread the book and I thought it was really an interesting movie to make.”
He also highlighted the importance of family movies to his career.
Ford went on to reveal all about working with an actor, a dormer Cirque du Soleil gymnast, who stood in as Buck before the dog was added in using CGI.
“His speciality has been working with Andy Serkis and others to play animals, so he’s quite experiences in motion capture circumstances and he was our Buck,” he explained.
“Buck doesn’t talk, he’s spoken to, and that’s how we communicate the information that’s necessary to follow the story,” he continued.
“But emotionally, Terry Notary — which is his name — was a place for me to direct not just my eye line but my emotional energy and get back a reaction to my emotional energy. And he was invaluable in the process.”
Published at Mon, 02 Mar 2020 15:14:00 +0000