Boy Meets Wolf In Epic New “Alpha” Trailer

By Creative Media Times

Sony Pictures Releasing

“Experience the incredible story of how mankind discovered man’s best friend,” says the trailer.

A tale of a young boy who befriends an injured wolf may sound somewhat familiar, but what makes “Alpha” special is that its set during the Ice Age.

Now, Sony Pictures has released a second trailer, highlighting more on the relationship between the young man and the gray wolf, and the bond they forged to survive. Also released is a new poster for the film.

Though just as epic as the first, the new trailer is lighter and has a more feel-good tone. And that might have done the trick. The trailer is beautiful to look at, as well as uplifting.

Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Leonor Varela and Jens Hultén, and directed by Albert Hughes, “Alpha arrives in theaters on Aug. 17.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age. Europe, 20,000 years ago. While on his first hunt with his tribe’s most elite group, a young man is injured and left for dead. Awakening to find himself broken and alone — he must learn to survive and navigate the harsh and unforgiving wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before the deadly winter arrives.