Legend of Tarzan IMAX Trailer Shows the Ape Man's Origins
It's been a few months since we've seen any footage from Warner Bros.' upcoming The Legend of Tarzan, after the second trailer dropped back in March. With this highly-anticipated movie's release less than a month away, the studio has released a new IMAX trailer, chocked full of new footage. This trailer showcases how a young boy raised in the wild transforms into Tarzan, the king of the jungle.
Alexander Skarsgard stars in Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures' action adventure The Legend of Tarzan as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The film also stars Margot Robbie as Jane, Djimon Hounsou as Chief Mbong, Samuel L. Jackson as the true-life adventurer George Washington Williams and Casper Crump as Captain Kerchover, along with John Hurt and Simon Russell Beale. This new take on the classic will hit theaters July 1, going up against Disney's The BFG, Universal's The Purge: Election Year and Sony's The Shallows.
It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane 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 (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) directs The Legend of Tarzan from a screenplay by Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer, based on the Tarzan stories created by Burroughs. Legendary producer Jerry Weintraub produced the film, together with David Barron, Alan Riche and Tony Ludwig. Susan Ekins, Nikolas Korda, Keith Goldberg, David Yates, Mike Richardson and Bruce Berman serve as executive producers.
The Legend of Tarzan was shot at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, with parts of the movie shot on location around the UK. There were reports earlier this year that this Tarzan reboot was in trouble, since there was still a lot of work left and director David Yates had already moved on to Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them, but it seems this movie will be released as scheduled. Take a look at this new IMAX trailer below courtesy of Twitter, and stay tuned for more on The Legend of Tarzan.