Following a warm reception at snowy Sundance (having star Nick Offerman carry around a puppy didn’t hurt!), animated Jack London adaptation White Fang has been leashed up by Netflix. The SVOD service is planning to release the kid-friendly flick this year.
Set during the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s, the 3D CG film chronicles the life of White Fang, a wolf-dog who experiences the best and worst of humanity. After being injured and abandoned after a dog fight, we see White Fang’s life unfold from his early days as a puppy in the wild with his mother and the journey that eventually leads him to the illegal dog-fighting pits of Fort Yukon. While recovering from his injuries, White Fang develops a friendship with two humans who treat him with kindness and respect.
Directed by Oscar winner Alexandre Espigares (Mr. Hublot short film), White Fang is produced by Bidibul Productions (Luxembourg), Superprod (France) and Big Beach (US). SC Films is handling international sales outside North America (covered by UTA Independent Film Group) and French-speaking territories (France – Wild Bunch; Luxembourg – Tarantula Distribution).
The Netflix deal was negotiated by UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers.
[Source: Hollywood Reporter]