Alexander Skarsgård in New IMAX Trailer for 'The Legend of Tarzan'
by Alex Billington
June 6, 2016
"He's Tarzan, you're Jane, he'll come for you." IMAX/WB has released a new trailer, making this the third official trailer (see the second one), for David Yates' The Legend of Tarzan, being released by Warner Bros on July 1st this summer. Alexander Skarsgård stars as Tarzan, along with Margot Robbie as Jane, in this new live-action version of the classic story. The full cast includes Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Casper Crump, John Hurt, and Djimon Hounsou. While this reminds me of Jon Favreau's wonderful The Jungle Book, it has a much darker, much more sinister feel to it, especially with the footage in this. I actually think it looks fantastic, that opening with the apes is chilling. Will catch this in theaters.
Here's the new IMAX trailer for David Yates' The Legend of Tarzan, direct from IMAX's Twitter:
You can also still see the first two trailers for The Legend of Tarzan here & here, to see more footage.
Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment. USA Today explains that "the movie finds John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, a decade removed from his home in the Congo and fully entrenched as a British gentleman in 1880s Victorian London, with his beloved wife Jane (Margot Robbie) by his side." The Legend of Tarzan is directed by English filmmaker David Yates, who made the leap to features with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, also directing Half-Blood Prince and both parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The screenplay has credits for Stuart Beattie, Craig Brewer and Adam Cozad; adapted from Edgar Rice Burroughs' story. Warner Bros releases The Legend of Tarzan starting July 1st, 2016 this summer.
That bit with Samuel Jackson sounded off...I thought he was going to ask Tarzan for a bite of his Big Kahuna burger. Otherwise, looks epic.
kitano0 on Jun 6, 2016
That poster should read: Tarzan and The Planet Of The CGI Gorrilas
Tester on Jun 6, 2016
God this looks terrible. But I've never cared about Tarzan.
grimjob on Jun 6, 2016
I have and it still looks terrible
Tester on Jun 6, 2016
Tarzan was maybe a viable story 60 years ago. But naaaaaaaah.
Carpola on Jun 6, 2016
This looks REALLY bad
Bob on Jun 7, 2016
I've been waiting for this movie my for practically my whole life. Has anyone ever had their favorite book turned into a movie and Hollywood totally F'd it up? Well Hollywood has been doing that to Tarzan for literally a 100 years. Producer Jerry Weintraub spent the last 10 of his life trying to bring the "real" Tarzan to the big screen. David Yates the director of the last 4 Harry Potter movies, who made 4 billion dollars for Warner Bros had a stack of screenplays to choose from to make his first movie after HP. He fell in love with this "new" version of Tarzan. You naysayers out there have no idea what's awaiting you. Just wait this is going to be epic.
William Streckfus on Jun 7, 2016
The color grading is changed for the flashback shots,which have more warm golden tones,and the present,which have cooler blue tones. Most likely ,you are not aware of the story which makes it clear that the origin story only appears in brief flashbacks. The color grading is used to denote the time difference and also to color the past in the warm golden glow of memory. Also, Yates has said that one of the things that drew him to this film was the chance to use a variety of colors and shadings since the setting varies from the deep jungle ,to misty rocky waterfalls rivers to open golden grasslands.
Margaret Bailey on Jun 7, 2016
Yes, I did misunderstand you, I didn't realize you were talking about the look of digital vs film. I agree. Film looks way better and I am sad to see it go.
Margaret Bailey on Jun 7, 2016
Me too. An unusual pleasant exchange so rare in today's world where trading insults is more important than sharing perspectives. Thank you, as well.
Margaret Bailey on Jun 8, 2016
White man saves apes. Apes save White man. Apes...inherit the Earth.
DAVIDPD on Jun 7, 2016
It makes,at least for me, very strange thing to shoot this film nowadays considering what white man represent in Africa. Yeah, I understand sentiments about the old movies and the original story, but still, I'm not sure. And I like all those playing the leading roles ...
shiboleth on Jun 7, 2016
"White men in Africa?" ... The guys who brought modern culture to primitive tribes? The guys who shut down Muslim slavers? The guys who built farms and cities ? And just look at how the black man is faring as he destroys Zimbabwe and South Africa, now that he can't blame it all on the "white man."
jetgraphics on Jun 20, 2016
i certainly won't be the one to defend black man, he's doing that better than me. But black man has lost himself through all those problems of slavery and colonialism and all the culture he sees is the white one. And don't tell me black man fared well afterwards. Nothing build in Africa by white man was not build for the black man. In fact, go on and ask him. I trust he will show a lot of confidence in your argument. Or maybe just not ...
shiboleth on Jun 22, 2016
Perhaps we're victims of propaganda, or disinformation, but there is now more evidence that the tribal schisms are more at fault than was "white versus black" in Africa. The 'evil' whites tried to clamp down on tribal abuses by apartheid. Now the 'good' tribalists are hacking and collaring each other with complete freedom... as well as murdering white farmers.
jetgraphics on Jun 24, 2016
To be honest, and in correspondence with subject, I agree. Absolutely, since nothing is only black or white. None of views represented is easy to discern as a right state of affairs. And yes, absolutely today, nobody is innocent. I always found that 'black continent' extremely unhappy and sad. But yes, everything bad is also still in place over there: from colonialism to the savagery of homegrown people. Discussion over one film won't save that, I know ...
shiboleth on Jun 25, 2016
At least there's no god-awful Phil Collins song in it... And imo it's the best cut/edited trailer thus far, but the CGI still looks TERRIBLE. It looks unnatural and fake. And is anyone else getting sick of the whole "Inception WAAAAHHHH" scores in trailers?! C'mon! Lets move on already! A couple more things: I'm glad it's also a period piece, and not a modern day adaptation. The casting is fantastic...but...I'm doubtful regarding the execution... Rant end.
RAW_D on Jun 7, 2016
Agree... CGI is very terrible. Going to be impossible to get immersed into this movie because of how distracting it is.
backwardsprogress on Jun 15, 2016
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