Warner Bros. has released a new The Legend of Tarzan trailer. The film stars Alexander Skarsgard as the titular man of the jungle with Margot Robbie playing his beloved Jane. In this latest telling, Tarzan has becomes domesticated and lives in London, but is called back to his jungle home when he becomes a pawn in the game of the dastardly Captain Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz). But little does Rom know that he got more than he bargained for when he brought in the “Lord of the Apes”.
This new take on Tarzan positions the character almost as a superhero who can commune with all kinds of CGI animals and make them destroy whatever the bad guys are up to. However, the feel of the film just reeks of a flop waiting to happen, and while I’ve enjoyed the Harry Potter films from director David Yates, he was working with excellent material there. I’m not sure that’s the case with The Legend of Tarzan. It would be nice to be cautiously optimistic for this one, but this new trailer screams “Pan of 2016″.
Watch the new The Legend of Tarzan trailer below. The film opens July 1st, and also stars Djimon Hounsou, Samuel L. Jackson, and John Hurt.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Legend of Tarzan:
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.