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Harrison Ford may be relocating from a galaxy far, far away to the far reaches of the Candian wilderness: The star is in talks to join the latest adaptation of classic novel "The Call of the Wild."

Variety has the scoop that the former "Star Wars" star is currently in negotiations to play John Thornton, a prospector who braves the remote Yukon territory during the Klondike gold rush of the 1890s. "Call," written by Jack London and first published in 1903, has been adapted numerous times before for a wide range of media, according to Variety, including films starring Clark Gable (1935) and Charlton Heston (1972) in the Thorton role. There was even a 1978 Snoopy TV special that was loosely inspired by the tale.

This new version, however, certainly sounds like it will be the most visually ambitious version to hit the big screen. Variety reports, "The film will rely heavily on the work of Technoprops, a special effects studio that was purchased by Fox in 2017 and whose founder, Glenn Derry, had previously worked on 'Avatar.'"

There's no word yet on when "Call of the Wild" will hit theaters, but we're betting it will have a faster turnaround time than James Cameron's ever-evolving slate of "Avatar" sequels. It's unclear when production on "Call" will begin, though Ford has some free time in his schedule now, thanks to the pushed back premiere date of "Indiana Jones 5." Stay tuned.

[via: Variety]