We’ve got an uneven history with prehistory, cinematically speaking. Sure, Quest for Fire is worth a look, but the last time we looked back at the stone age it was Roland Emmerich’s 10,000 BC, and the less said about that the better. Still, this offering from Albert (brother of Allen) Hughes seems interesting, positing as it does the dawn of the relationship between man and dog.
Well, wolf, to be exact – obviously we hadn’t started turning them into chihuahuas yet. Aussie Kodi Smit-McPhee is the young paleolithic hunter who must make pals with a predator after he’s separated from his tribe during a bison hunt, contending with the perils of the ancient wilderness while trying to think up ways to make sure that his new furry friend doesn’t eat him. Will we see the invention of the tummy rub? The dawn of the hind-leg jiggle, surely an iconic cinematic moment whose time has come? Find out on March 8, 2018, when Alpha hits Australian cinemas.