Alpha is an upcoming American historical drama film directed by Albert Hughes, with a screenplay by Daniele Sebastian Wiedenhaupt, from a story by Hughes. The film stars Kodi Smit-McPhee, Leonor Varela and Jens Hultén, and follows a young hunter who befriends an injured wolf during the Ice Age. It is scheduled to be released in the United States by Sony Pictures Releasing on August 17, 2018.
After a Steppe bison hunting expedition 20,000 years ago in Europe during the Upper Paleolithic period goes awry, a young man struggles against the elements to find his way home, all the while developing a friendship with a gray wolf. This forges the tentative first bond between man and canine.