New Trailer for THE LEGEND OF TARZAN

Warner Bros. Pictures is pleased to present the official trailer and one sheet poster for THE LEGEND OF TARZAN.

Featuring an all star cast of Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, John Hurt and Djimon Hounsou, and directed by David Yates (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 & Part 2), THE LEGEND OF TARZAN will be released in cinemas on 8th July 2016.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes the action adventure “The Legend of Tarzan,” starring Alexander Skarsgård (HBO’s “True Blood”) as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

The film also stars Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (“Pulp Fiction,” the “Captain America” films), Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”), Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond,” “Gladiator”), with Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (“Iris”), and two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds,” “Django Unchained”).

Whereas the last Legend of Tarzan trailer emphasized that this Tarzan wasn’t the wild child we remembered, the new trailer focuses more on the familiar beats of the classic story: the desperate parents lost in the jungle, the adorable baby boy taken in by a mother ape. Unfortunately, Robbie’s Jane doesn’t seem to have much to do other than look distressed — although Yates has said that their relationship is “a story of two human beings and how they save each other,” so maybe there’s more to the character that we haven’t seen.

The Legend of Tarzan is pure fantasy, but there are nods to the real-life history of colonialism. Waltz’s villainous character is inspired by the Belgium’s King Leopold II, who initially passed himself off as a philanthropist, but then claimed the Congo as his colony and perpetrated a mass genocide. And Samuel L. Jackson plays George Washington Williams, a real-life Civil War vet who stood up against King Leopold. Also starring is Djimon Hounsouas Chief Mbonga. 

Synopsis

It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Margot 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, Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz).  But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.

David Yates (the final four “Harry Potter” films, upcoming “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”) directed “The Legend of Tarzan” from a screenplay by Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer, story by Brewer and Cozad based on the Tarzan stories created by Burroughs.  Legendary producer Jerry Weintraub (“Behind the Candelabra,” the “Ocean’s” trilogy) produced the film, together with David Barron (the “Harry Potter” films, “Cinderella”), Alan Riche (“Southpaw”) and Tony Ludwig (“Starsky & Hutch”).  Susan Ekins, Nikolas Korda, Keith Goldberg, David Yates, Mike Richardson and Bruce Berman served as executive producers.

The behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Henry Braham (“The Golden Compass”), Oscar-winning production designer Stuart Craig (“Dangerous Liaisons,” “The English Patient,” the “Harry Potter” films), editor Mark Day (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Parts 1 & 2”), and Oscar-nominated costume designer Ruth Myers (“Emma,” “Unknown”).  The music is composed by Rupert Gregson-Williams (“Grown Ups”).

“The Legend of Tarzan” was shot at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, as well as on location around the UK.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Jerry Weintraub Production, a Riche/Ludwig Production, a David Yates Film, “The Legend of Tarzan.” Slated for release worldwide beginning July 1, 2016, the film will be distributed in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

For more, visit: https://www.warnerbros.co.uk/movies/the-legend-of-tarzan
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