Disney decides to go ‘Wild’

Walt Disney Pictures is fast-tracking its version of Jack London’s “Call of the Wild,” which the studio has been developing.

Written by Jeannie Rosenberg, who originally penned several drafts, and Brian Hohlfeld, who wrote a subsequent draft, the project is now in search of a director after execs got their latest draft over the weekend.

Mireille Soria, VP of production at Walt Disney Pictures, is the executive supervising the project.

Unlike several other filmed versions of the novel, sources said that the latest Disney version is faithful to the book and is told from the sled dog Buck’s point of view.

The first film based on London’s classic novel was made in 1935 and was directed by William Wellman and starred Clark Gable, Loretta Young and Jack Oakie. The project was remade in 1972 with Charlton Heston and as a TV movie in 1976 with John Beck. Another TV movie was also just produced, starring Rick Schroeder.

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