From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes the action adventure The Legend of Tarzan, starring Alexander Skarsgard as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. After the first photos arrived yesterday, giving us our first look at Alexander Skarsgrd as Tarzan and his loving wife Jane, played by Margot Robbie, we got the thrilling first poster this morning, which had Cheetah roaring like a jungle beast alongside his master. Now, we have the very first trailer for The Legend of Tarzan. And it's pretty exciting.
The film also stars Djimon Hounsou as Chief Mbonga, 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. 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 (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 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 served as executive producers.
The behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Henry Braham, Oscar-winning production designer Stuart Craig, editor Mark Day, and Oscar-nominated costume designer Ruth Myers. The Legend of Tarzan was shot at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden. Some of the movie was also shot on location around the UK.
A Jerry Weintraub production, The Legend of Tarzan is slated for release on 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. Take a look at the exciting first footage from The Legend of Tarzan. We also have the poster that was released earlier today.