Alpha Movie

Leaders are born from survival.

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Unfolds 20,000 years ago in Europe during the Upper Paleolithic period and centers on a young man’s friendship with a wolf.

 Who’s Involved:


Albert Hughes, Leonor Varela, Priya Rajaratnam, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Natassia Malthe, Dan Widenhaupt


 Release Date:

Friday, August 17, 2018 (Nationwide)

some intense peril
 Runtime: N/A
 Language: English

Plot: What’s the story about?

An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age. Europe, 20,000 years ago. While on his first hunt with his tribe’s most elite group, a young man is injured and left for dead. Awakening to find himself broken and alone — he must learn to survive and navigate the harsh and unforgiving wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before the deadly winter arrives.

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Who stars in Alpha: Cast List

Kodi Smit-McPhee

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Leonor Varela … Shaman

Captive, American Cherry

Natassia Malthe … Rho

DOA: Dead or Alive, Skinwalkers

Priya Rajaratnam … Huntress

Who’s making Alpha: Crew List

A look at the Alpha behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film’s director Albert Hughes last directed The Fury of a Patient Man and The Book of Eli.


Albert Hughes


Dan Widenhaupt


Albert Hughes


Sony Pictures

Production Company

Studio 8

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Production: What we know about Alpha?

Key Facts

  1. Based on a story by Albert Hughes.

Filming Timeline

  1. December 2017: The film was in Completed status.
  2. August 2016: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. January 2016: The film was in Pre-Production status.

    Filming to take place in Vancouver.

  4. September 2015: The film was in Development status.

Alpha Release Date: When was the film released?

Alpha was released in 2018 on Friday, August 17, 2018 (Nationwide release). There were 14 other movies released on the same date, including Mile 22Down a Dark Hall and We the Animals .

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, November 132018
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Q&A Asked about Alpha

Nov. 22, 2019

Is a sequel planned?
Apr. 19, 2020

What reconstructed language are they speaking?
Jun. 2, 2020

Is that fake fur the cast is wearing?

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