Warner Bros. has released a brand new trailer for The Legend of Tarzan. The film was directed by David Yates and stars Alexanders Skarsgard as the man of the jungle, with Margot Robbie playing his beloved Jane. This new, grittier take on this story begins with Tarzan already having domesticated a life in London. Now, he is invited back to the Congo, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence. But those behind the plan, they have no idea what they’re about to unleash.
It’s clear so far that this is a very different take on the character, much different than anything we’ve seen before, and I like it. While I would enjoy seeing the kind of campy version that worked so well for the classic animated movie, this is the sort of update this property is ready for. Some may see it as another big blockbuster cash grab, but I’m looking for it to be much more than that. Yes the CGI and special effects could be cleaned up a bit, but the players involved give me some good confidence that this could be the live-action Tarzan movie we’ve always wanted. Plus, how can you not be excited about seeing Margot Robbie tree-swinging eye candy? Come on now.
Watch the brand new trailer below and let us know what you think of it in the comments section. David Yates The Legend of Tarzan swings into theaters July 1st, 2016 and stars Alexander Skarsgard, Christoph Waltz, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou, and John Hurt.
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.