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Time has come to resurrect Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Tarzan from the depths of apathy and onto the big screen once again. The Legend of Tarzan makes great hay of its leading stars Alexander Skarsgård and Margot Robbie, and director David Yates looks to be enjoying updating the man of the jungle. Recently we had the chance […]
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- Jon Lyus
If Jon Favreau spun out a lavish, CG-laden blockbuster based on Rudyard Kipling’s collective work earlier this year with The Jungle Book, Harry Potter director David Yates will be gunning for similar success with The Legend of Tarzan, a modern retelling of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic tale that places Alexander Skarsgård as king of the swingers.
Releasing in the thick of summer blockbuster season, at least on paper Legend of Tarzan toes the line between a bona fide hit and a commercial flop, and one need only look at the scathing reactions to Warcraft: The Beginning for evidence of a VFX-heavy tentpole bombing with critics.
Nevertheless, in re-introducing Tarzan to a modern audience, Yates and Warner Bros. have welcomed the industrious Margot Robbie as Jane Porter, love interest to Skarsgård’s character who follows her spouse’s primitive calling all the way back to the Congo jungle.
There, they »
- Michael Briers
Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new poster for its upcoming David Yates-directed "The Legend of Tarzan" film starring Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz and Djimon Hounsou. The film opens July 1st.
This new take on the Edgar Rice Burroughs classic sees Tarzan having left the jungle behind to become Lord Greystoke. Returning to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, he's unaware that he's become a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge.
- Garth Franklin
Red’s Planet Book 1
Amulet, 192 pages, $19.95/9.95
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but there appear to some things that are universally acclaimed, so science fiction is rife with aliens that like to collect things. Add to the growing list the Aquilari, who ply the spaceways in their flying saucer, scooping up rare and fascinating artifacts. Their most recent acquisition is a 1964 Ford Galaxie 500, refurbished into a rural Georgia police car. When the aliens gather it, they did not stop to inspect the contents so they were in for a surprise when out pops a 10-year red-headed girl.
This human, known only as Red, is the focal point of the web comic turned graphic novel Red’s Planet from Disney animator Eddie Pittman (Mulan, Tarzan, Lilo & Stitch, Phineas & Ferb). Launched in 2011 when his own daughter was 10, Pittman has found a wonderful premise for an all »
- Robert Greenberger
By Tim Greaves
Numerous actors have occupied the role of Sherlock Holmes over the decades, some more suited to the shoes of author Arthur Conan Doyle's famous consulting detective than others. One of the finest portrayals is that by Ian Richardson. Yet, sadly, his is also one that is often overlooked, not leastways because he played the character just twice (in a pair of 1983 films made for television), but also because his light was to be quickly eclipsed a year later by the arrival on TV screens of Jeremy Brett, whose interpretation of Holmes is considered by many to be the definitive one.
Sy Weintraub – who produced several Tarzan movies throughout the 60s and was executive producer on the popular long-running Ron Ely TV series –teamed up with Otto Plaschkes (whose producer credits include Georgie Girl and The Holcroft Covenant) with the intention of making several Holmes adventures headlining Richardson. »
- email@example.com (Cinema Retro)
This morning, The Hollywood News and a number of other outlets, attended a special preview screening of some footage from the big Warner Bros. summer release, Legend Of Tarzan. Also in attendance were the film’s stars The Legend Of Tarzan footage was actually very, very good, and the WB may have a considerable hit on their hands. Here are some of our initial thoughts.
Warner Brothers brought director David Yates, stars Alexander Skarsgård and Margot Robbie, along with producer David Barron to The Legend Of Tarzan footage preview on Tuesday morning. That list of talent should tell you a lot about the kind of quality we’re looking at here. »
- Paul Heath
Please note this report contains mild spoilers and plot lines. We’ve seen many different versions of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan story since it was written back in 1914 and when we first heard that another was on the way, we wondered if it was actually needed. After seeing the footage this morning presented by Director David Yates,
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- David Sztypuljak
It’s remake time again. Since there’s another remake coming out of the story we’re looking at today, it seemed like a perfect time to dissect this one. This week, Cinelinx looks at Jungle Book.
The novel “Jungle Book” was written by Rudyard Kipling (Author of Gunga Din and The Man Who Would Be King) in 1894. It was a series of short stories using anthropomorphic animals to tell tales reflecting the conflict between man and nature. Three of the stories featured Mowgli, a boy raised in the jungle by animals (Mowgli was partly the inspiration for Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan) and is torn between his two worlds. There have been several film interpretations of this story, with a new one coming out this week. The two most famous are the first adaptation from 1942, and the popular animated Disney musical version from 1967. (We’ll skip the 1994 version with Jason Scott Lee »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
Don't worry, ladies and gentlemen: When Nyle Dimarco takes on Tarzan for Dancing With the Stars' Disney night, Yes, he will be shirtless. So you can all exhale a sigh of relief, because the man knows his strengths and he will absolutely show them off if that is what it takes to win DWTS. You should probably keep your smelling salts handy, though, because E! News has an exclusive sneak peek at the Phil Collins-inspired dance the hunky America's Next Top Model winner and his partner, Peta Murgatroyd, are preparing for tonight's competition, and if you're hoping you catch an early glimpse at that glistening torso, you will not be disappointed. "Tarzan is one of my favorite movies. Tarzan and »
“Don’t think it. Don’t say it.” From Stx Entertainment, The Bye Bye Man will pay everyone a visit on June 3rd. Also: details on Karyn Kusama’s (The Invitation) curated collection on Shudder and Dark Horse Comics’ Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes at Emerald City Comicon.
The Bye Bye Man: “People commit unthinkable acts every day. Time and again, we grapple to understand what drives a person to do such terrible things. But what if all of the questions we’re asking are wrong? What if the source of all evil is not a matter of what…but who?
When three college friends stumble upon the horrific origins of the Bye Bye Man, they discover that there »
- Tamika Jones
Though David Yates' upcoming "The Legend of Tarzan" film is aiming for a PG-13 rating, the film adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' popular novel series will be scoring at least one sex scene that gets a bit frisky.
Speaking with EW, the "Deathly Hallows" helmer says he sees Jane (Margot Robbie) as a wild creature who is the only one who knows how to tame the jungle hero side of Lord Greystoke (Alexander Skarsgard). That meant that the director got Robbie to slap and punch Tarzan during one of their love scenes:
"They're doing this love scene together, and I said [to Robbie], 'Just slap Alex while you're making love, just kind of give him a punch. It was sort of an earthy, sensual moment of her enjoying sex with Alex, and the only bruise he picked up during the entire shoot was probably that punch from Margot. Which says a lot about her feistiness. »
- Garth Franklin
While The Legend of Tarzan is aiming for a PG-13 rating, this adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' popular novel series is serving up its sex scenes on the slightly violent side. As director David Yates explains it, he sees Jane, played by Margot Robbie, as a raw, wild creature who knows how to tame Lord Greystoke, played by Alexander Skarsgård. Especially when it comes to his bedside manner. The director actually had the actress slap, then punch Tarzan during one of their erotic love making scenes.
"They're doing this love scene together, and I said [to Robbie], 'Just slap Alex while you're making love, just kind of give him a punch. It was sort of an earthy, sensual moment of her enjoying sex with Alex, and the only bruise he picked up during the entire shoot was probably that punch from Margot. Which says a lot about her feistiness."
After playing in the wizarding world of Harry Potter, director David Yates is heading into the jungle with an updated version of Tarzan, based on the classic hero from iconic author Edgar Rice Burroughs. In The Legend of Tarzan, the story finds our titular hero (Alexander Skarsgård) removed from the jungle, acclimated to life back in London. But when his jungle home is threatened by a diabolical businessman, he's called back into action and uses all his friends in the wild to help him. In the new full length trailer, the visual effects are meant to shine, but there's something that doesn't look quite right to me. Watch below! Here's the new Legend of Tarzan trailer from Warner Bros. Pictures: 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, »
- Ethan Anderton
Unless you lived in an actual jungle growing up, you know who Tarzan is. If you’re of my generation or younger, you know him as the slightly malformed Disney character who lived his life to the soundtrack of Phil Collins. If you’re of an older generation, you had your own live-action versions of Tarzan peppering your childhood. Since 1918(!) not a decade has passed without the King of the Jungle flying again. As the unspoken law of the land*, it is time. Disney’s last Tarzan sequel came out in 2005. Looking at it this way, it makes sense The Legend of Tarzan trailer exists. *Let’s just assume Tarzan films are some weird Cabin in the Woods thing where if we don’t produce a film every decade, eldritch beasts consume our planet. Created in 1912, Tarzan should feel like cheesy camp. And it does. The film has a cartoonish English colonialist villain. »
- Donna Dickens
An all-new The Legend of Tarzan trailer has arrived! And it features more of Margot Robbie swinging through the jungle as Jane. She proves to be the real attraction here, though a shirtless Alexander Skarsgard comes in a close second. This latest sneak peek kicks off with an origin story for poor Tarzan, who is stranded in a tree as a baby, orphaned and raised by giant apes to become the King of the Jungle. But once he meets his life mate Jane, things take a turn for the exciting.
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. 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's been seventeen years since an animated Tarzan swung through the jungle.
Now a live-action re-telling of Tarzan's story is hitting theatres this summer, where Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) has left the jungle to live a domesticated life as John Clayton with his wife Jane (Margot Robbie). He is called back to the jungle, to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, not knowing that he is simply a pawn in a bigger game. Who is behind this trickery? None other than Captain Leon Rom, played by the most villainous actor of our generation, Christoph Waltz.
This is a Tarzan story that we have yet to see, making the premise more compelling than the more barbaric version that most of us are familiar with. It makes sense, as this is not a kids movie, though we do wish Phil Collins was still providing the musical score. Two worlds, one family. »
- Adriana Floridia
Fans of young men abandoned in jungles and raised by wild animals are having a banner year in 2016. Not only is Disney’s The Jungle Book coming out next month, but this summer brings The Legend of Tarzan, starring Alexander Skarsgård as the iconic Edgar Rice Burroughs character. Except this Tarzan isn’t really going by Tarzan anymore. Nowadays he’s […]
- Angie Han
Before returning to J.K. Rowling’s fantastical world of witchcraft and wizardry with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, David Yates will steer Edgar Rice Burroughs’ title hero onto the silver screen once more with the CG-laden reboot, The Legend of Tarzan.
Placing Alexander Skarsgård in the iconic role of John Clayton, Yates’ take on the source material shakes things up in the sense that Tarzan, after growing up in the thick of the Congo jungle, attempts to adopt to modern life in Victorian London alongside his doting wife, Jane Porter (Margot Robbie).
But the lure of the jungle proves to strong for Skarsgård’s King of the Apes. Toss in Christoph Waltz’s scheming Belgian, Captain Leon Rom, and you have an old-school tale of Tarzan returning to fight for his home – his real home – and ultimately protect those friends in danger.
Also starring Djimon Hounsou as Chief »
- Michael Briers
The tale of Tarzan has prompted numerous big screen incarnations, with Disney’s animated take being one of the more successful in recent years. Warner Bros. have resurrected Edgar Rice Burroughs’ most famous creation for another cinematic go around, striking casting gold with Alexander Skarsgård and Margot Robbie. There’s a new trailer in the wild today and
- Jon Lyus
The film stars Alexander Skarsgård (HBO’s True Blood) as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, John Hurt and Djimon Hounsou also star in the film, which is directed by David Yates.
Here’s the plot.
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, 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, Leon Rom (Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash. »
- Paul Heath
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