*Warner Bros. Picture’s presentation of The Legend of Tarzan is an epic authorized adaptation of the tale of “Tarzan of the Apes.” The character Tarzan was created in 1912 by Edgar Burroughs in an article and published again as a novel in 1914 which resulted in 25 sequel media projects and seven authorized books. Alexander Skarsgard (Zoolander) gives a stellar performance as Tarzan (John Clayton III, Lord Greystone). Margot Robbie (Focus) gives a stunning performance as the spirited Jane. The Legend of Tarzan arrives in theaters July 1, 2016.
This tale of Tarzan has him happily married to Jane in “civilization,” when his life is interrupted with a request by Dr. George Washington Williams to return to the jungles of the Congo in Africa and help its people who were being enslaved. Academy Award nominated Samuel L. Jackson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) plays Dr. Williams. Reluctantly he returns to the jungle that killed his parents and where a Gorilla found him as an infant and raised him as one of her own. The Congo’s creatures and people become his family and it is shown upon his return to the rich land. The Legend of Tarzan provides action and adventure as Tarzan, accompanied by Dr. Williams and Jane, try to stop the enslavement of the Congo people before the scheduled 40,000 blood thirsty mercenaries arrive to carry out the plan. The mercenaries’ orders also include the thief of the Congo’s natural resources. Can Tarzan stop all this from happening while at the same time protecting Jane and the Doctor?
The Legend of Tarzan is directed by David Yates and written by Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer. It also stars two-time Academy Award nominated Djimon Hounson (Amistead) as Chief Mbonga – the antagonist, Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent (Moulin Rouge) as the desperate Prime Minister and Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) as the corrupt and ruthless Belgian Captain Leon Rom who is on a mission to capture Tarzan for Chief Mbonga in exchange for diamonds so he can finance his King’s continued enslavement of the African people and theft of the country’s natural resources.
The Legend of Tarzan is available in 3D and IMAX 3D. It takes the viewers back in time showing enough of the mythical story that new generations unaware of the tale can know the beginning of the saga of Tarzan – King of the apes. Ella Purnell, who has a striking resemblance to Margot, plays the younger Jane. It also stars John Hurt, Casper Crump, Hadley Fraser and Simon Russell Beale.
The action/adventure film is a Village Roadshow Pictures, Dark Horse Entertainment, Jerry Weintraub, Riche/Ludwig, Beaglepug and Ratpac Entertainment production. Producers include Jerry Weintraub, David Baron, Alan Riche, Tony Ludwig and Micke Richardson. Watch the trailer and learn more information about The Legend of Tarzan at www.LegendofTarzan.com
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