New TARZAN Trailer Comes Stampeding In

Wow, finally a Tarzan movie that matches the sweeping fantasy of the Edgar Rice Burroughs pulp novels. This looks like a fun movie that focuses on what makes Tarzan the pulp “super” hero that has endured the test of time. The movie stars Alexander Skarsgård  as Tarzan, Margot Robbie as Jane, Christoph Waltz as Captain Rom, Samuel L. Jackson as George Washington Williams, and Djimon Hounsou as Chief Mbonga.

 

 

Here’s the official synopsis…

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.

To be honest Greystoke was always my favorite Tarzan movie because of it’s earnest telling of the Tarzen “myth”. Other than some of the effects, the movie holds up as a great story. But I think (and hope) this movie will top Greystoke with it’s over the top action and fantasy aspects. I wonder, if this movie makes bank could we see things that were in the books? Who wouldn’t want to see Tarzan fight dinosaurs or help a tiny tribe of Ant Men?

The Legend of Tarzan opens July 1, 2016

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3 thoughts on “New TARZAN Trailer Comes Stampeding In

  1. This looks great and I will drag my family to this but unfortunately it wont do well. Other then you and me and our mutual friends and family I really don’t see this breaking the bank. I hope that I am soooooooo wrong but Burroughs stuff just hasn’t done well in recent times. John Carter witch was completely marketed wrong and was a good film but lead Disney to sell the ERB stuff to any one who wanted it.

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    1. Understood, but this has a little more star power behind it. That could help. Also Dark Horse Comics has their hands in this and they’ve been telling Tarzan’s stories in the comics for twenty plus years. I have hope because ultimately Disney dropped the ball on John Carter.

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  2. OH I totally agree Disney screwed the pooch with JCWM. Tell me the demographic or readership of those comics. All I am saying in a world were super heroes and sci fi rule the box office I just don’t know if a pulp/literary hero can carve enough box office bucks to warrant a Tarzan two. I really hope I am so wrong but we are a minority.Under 50 the character is just not relevant. That is the fault of the miss use of the Burroughs license. Great characters, scripts waiting to be tapped but you need to read the market.

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