Set during the last Ice Age, Alpha is a pre-historic adventure about a lost boy and the wolf who in time becomes his best friend.
“After a hunting expedition 20,000 years ago in Europe during the Upper Paleolithic period goes awry, a young caveman struggles against the elements to find his way home all the while developing a friendship with a wolf.”
Aside from the fact that it makes complete sense and I’m amazed it hasn’t been done before (as far as I know), I love the idea of this story, the origin of the friendship between humans and dogs, done in a pre-historic setting. Sure, you could say the trailer is maybe too revealing, probably leaving few surprises for the final movie. At the same time as it went on I became increasingly more invested and Alpha turned from an interesting adventure to a movie I plan to see as soon as I can next year (possibly because I’m a dog person). So in that respect the trailer did its job.
Albert Hughes (The Book of Eli, From Hell) directed Alpha and Dan Wiedenhaupt (his first writing credit on IMDB) penned the screenplay. Playing the boy is Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler in X-Men: Apocalypse).
Initially titled The Solutrean (this time changing the name was the right choice) and scheduled to hit theaters September 15th, Alpha will now open in the US on March 2nd 2018.