It seems like a very long time ago when I would bunk off school and watch the old Black & White 1930’s Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan movies. Since 1921 there have been no less than 200!! Tarzan films based around the original Edgar Rice Burroughs story.
From the 1981 Bo Derek / Christopher Lambert ‘Tarzan The Ape Man’ to Disney’s 1999 animated classic many have approached the subject matter from different angles and the new 2016 movie is no exception. Legend of Tarzan starts the story ten years after Tarzan, Earl of Greystoke has acclimated to his new life in London. When a situation with a mining encampment involves a journey back to the jungle, the primeval instincts from from within begin to resurface.
Scheduled for release in July 2016, from the look of the trailer ‘Legend of Tarzan’ could be the most ambitious adaptation yet.
Directed by David Yates, who also directed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 & Part 2, it stars True Blood Vampire, Alexander Skarsgård in the role of Tarzan and a strong supporting case that includes (re-united from Django Unchained) Christopher Waltz and Samuel L Jackson, not to mention, John Hurt and Wolf of Wall Street and Ex-Neighbours star, Margot Robbie as Jane, soon to be seen in the new Suicide Squad movie.
Legend of Tarzan will be released in cinemas on 8th July 2016.