Yeah, I thought it was a typo at first — but no! Two separate film projects are in the news today, one of them based on the Jack London story Call of the Wild and the other one is a play on the title, Cal of the Wild. One has already been made and has just been picked up by a studio for distribution, while the other one was just announced. Here's a breakdown:
Call of the Wild: Starring Christopher Lloyd, Veronica Cartwright, and Wes Studi, this movie was just picked up by Vivendi Entertainment for US distribution. The adaptation of Jack London's story is set in modern-day Montana and "is notable as the first digital 3-D release made entirely with live-action photography, with no CGI."
Cal of the Wild: Hooray for Freaks and Geeks' John Francis Daley (little bro Sam Weir) getting more work! Daley's been writing up a storm in recent years, and he and fellow writer Jonathan Goldstein have been tapped to write the comedy Cal of the Wild for DreamWorks. Based on reality TV shows like Survivor, the story "revolves around Cal Tanner, the fraudulent star of a cable TV survival show, who is forced to keep himself and his female assistant alive when they're put in an actual survival situation." (Sounds a bit like something that some people might wish for Speidi, no?)