Disney’s Making a White Fang Movie… Again

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Correction appended, Nov. 12

Disney is revisiting its 1991 film White Fang, which was based on the classic Jack London novel.

An updated version of the adventure film will get a screenplay by Academy Award-nominated writer Jose Rivera (for The Motorcycle Diaries), the Hollywood Reporter said. And long-time Spike Jonze pal Lance Acord, who did the cinematography on Jonze’s ex-wife Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation, will make his directorial debut at the movie’s helm.

The ’90s adaptation of the story by Jack London followed a young man, played by a fresh newcomer named Ethan Hawke, who befriended a wolf-dog and set off on a number of adventures through Alaska during the Gold Rush. The Hollywood Reporter said there’s no word on whether the new film version will adhere more to the book, which told the story from the wolf-dog’s point of view.


Correction: Due to an editorial error, the original version of this story misstated the director for Lost in Translation. It was Sofia Coppola.

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