The latest live-action film adaptation of Edgar Rice Burrough's "Tarzan" will have True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard reprising the title role. Others confirmed to be in the cast include Margot Robbie as "Jane Porter," Christoph Waltz as the Belgian villain, "Captain Leon Rom," Djimon Hounsou as "Chief Mbonga," Samuel L. Jackson as ex-mercenary "George Washington Williams," and Osy Ikhile in a key supporting role.
The Warner Brothers production of the movie, which will be in 3D, is being directed by David Yates (of Harry Potter fame) based on a screenplay written by Stuart Beattie, Craig Brewer, John Collee and Adam Cozad. Cinematography will be done by Henry Braham and editing by Mark Day. Shooting started June 30 this year. The film is scheduled for release to US theaters on July 1, 2016.
According to the plot summary, Tarzan will have already taken his place in civilized British society as John Clayton III, the Lord Greystoke. He will also have already been married to Jane. He will be invited back to Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament. There, while investigating suspicious activities at a mining camp, he realizes that he has become a pawn in a deadly game of greed and revenge that is being orchestrated by Captain Rom. Tarzan will then team up with the former mercenary Williams to rescue the proverbial damsel in distress, serve justice jungle-style, clobber the bad guys and otherwise save the day. As is expected, there should be non-stop action.
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