Prehistoric Adventure Alpha Shows How Humans And Wolves Became Best Friends

Video: Tens of thousands of years ago, people and wolves entered into a symbiotic partnership. New action drama Alpha tells one story of how once-wild animals were domesticated into the good doggos we know and love.

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The first trailer for Alpha -- directed by Albert Hughes (Menace II Society) -- debuted via USA Today and shows humans living in a untamed time when sabretooth tigers still stalked the land. Kodi Smith-McPhee (X-Men: Apocalypse) plays lead character Keda, who gets injured while hunting and must learn to survive on his own. When the young man spares the life of a wolf that was hunting him, their relationship becomes something that humans and canines never did before. Alpha's telling a fictionalised version of a real-world progression lost to history, which gives it a intriguing angle for a coming-of-age story.