Kodi Smit-McPhee Befriends a Wolf in the ‘Alpha’ Trailer
The place: an unspecified region of Europe. The time: 20,000 years ago, at the tail end of the final Ice Age. A band of early homo sapiens travel the countryside hunting the prehistoric buffalo swarming through the landscape, occasionally losing one of their own to carnivorous predators or the elements. A boy gets separated from his pack after falling into a crevasse, but survives with serious injuries. His harrowing journey to live another day and reunite with his clan acquaints him with a roving wolf, whose respect he must gradually earn if he hopes to make it through the winter. A strong bond forms between the two, their shared impulse for preservation transcending the divides between their species.