“My father always told me, survival is never certain. And when there are no more leaders to follow, you must become one.”
The story of Alpha, set during the Upper Paleolithic period 20,000 years ago, begins as young Keda is injured and left for dead during a hunt alongside his tribe. Fearing for his life, Keda navigates through the dangerous wilderness and harsh landscape of the Ice Age, fighting off predators and dangerous obstacles at every turn. During his journey home, the young man engages with an injured wolf, Alpha, who becomes an unlikely ally. Alpha is a story of survival, kinship, and courage. Originally titled ‘The Solutrean’, Alpha stars Kodi Smit-McPhee (Gallipoli, X-Men), Leonor Varela (Blade II, Odd Thomas), Jens Hultén (Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation, Skyfall), and Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson (Game of Thrones, The Last Kingdom). The film is directed by Albert Hughes and co-produced by Hughes and Andrew Rona. Hughes is also attached to direct the upcoming Studio 8 film, The Fury of a Patient Man. Alpha is based on a story by Hughes and written by Dan Sebastian Wiedenhaupt. Sony Pictures is set to open Alpha, Studio 8’s first film, on March 2, 2018.