Where the heck did this movie come from? In any case, it looks awesome! Check out the trailer and read on for all the latest.
My only experience with the Tarzan brand comes from the 1999 Disney version (which is fantastic) so anything other than giant gorillas and giant tree houses is pretty new to me. That being said, this take on the Lord of the Apes looks pretty outstanding. Taking place in a number of locales, The Legend of Tarzan seems to be going beyond the jungle and taking a deeper look at the mystery that is the man.
Directed by David Yates (the final four Harry Potter films), The Legend of Tarzan is scheduled to hit July 1st, 2016. Featuring True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard as Tarzan & Margot Robbie (Wolf of Wall Street) as Jane, the film is set to follow the life of Tarzan years after his leave of the jungle where he can be found living a comfortable life in England. Unbeknownst to Tarzan, he is tricked into returning to the Congo where all sorts of crazy shit is set to go down.
In addition to Skarsgård and Robbie, Legend of Tarzan also includes Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) as the main antagonist, as well as John Hurt (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Samuel Jackson (Avengers: Age of Ultron). Jackson will play American Civil War veteran George Washington Williams (who is a real-life historical character), who will join Tarzan to fight against Captain Leon Rom (Waltz).
Check out the official synopsis of the film below.
It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Robbie) at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom (Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.
Alongside the release of the first trailer come a number of official pictures as well as the first poster for the film. Showcasing Tarzan and Jane in the jungle garb there isn’t too much information to gleam from these closer looks at the characters (though they are pretty attractive people I must say). The poster offers audiences an image of Skarsgard alongside the patriarch gorilla, implying his jungle upbringing and hinting at his bestial nature.
Are you at all interested in this new take on Tarzan? Or will it join the pile of insanely expensive flops Warner Brother’s has been building as of late? Take a look at the images in the gallery below and don’t forget to leave a comment.