Harrison Ford talks about new role in ‘Call of the Wild’

The Hollywood legend opens up about the new big-screen adaptation of a legendary story.
2:26 | 02/21/20

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Now to a new big screen adaption of a classic story. "Call of the wild" starring Harrison Ford. Adrienne Bankert sat down with the legend to talk about the movie and the dog in his life. Reporter: From Han solo. We're home. Reporter: To Indiana Jones. Go, go! Reporter: The one and only Harrison Ford. I thought that was closer. Reporter: Is now reviving jack London's famed novel "Call of the wild." How do you feel about an adventure? Reporter: He plays the wanderer who befriends a dog named buck in the 1890s gold rush. I described it as Harrison Ford telling us a bedtime story. It's a story that's been around for a hundred years. There are real values and strengths in the book. Reporter: The film full of breathtaking landscapes and special effects to create the canine cast. I've worked with animals on the set. It can be kind of a crapshoot, you never know what you're going to get. Right. And the work is complicated. But we never would have gotten for instance the dogsled team running away from the avalanche. Wow. With a tenderness that is up close and personal. I look for moments of emotional substance and truth and I try to create emotional exercise for the audience. Reporter: And this spring. Get up, move. Reporter: He begins filming his fifth Indiana Jones movie. We have an ambition to deliver not just a rehash of the old. We're going to make a movie for you that I think, I hope will be the equal of any of the Indiana Jones films. We're very ambitious about it. Reporter: Indiana Jones was named for George Lucas' dog. That's right. So your character was named after a dog. Chewbacca was inspired by that same dog. Well, not only that but I played a dog in "Secret life of pets 2". Dog's got two thing, his water bowl and his dignity. This is my year of the dog. What does that mean? How do you celebrate the year of the dog? By going home and petting the dog I have at home. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Adrienne Bankert, ABC news, Los Angeles. Great job by Adrienne with that and "Call of the wild" is in theaters today and we have a

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