The second trailer for The Legend of Tarzan, the first full trailer, shows a massive-scale film loaded with CGI and rife with acting talent – the least of whom might be Tarzan himself, Alexander Skarsgård. It might end up being grew-screen overload in the end, but this trailer is oddly compelling, despite the fact I’ve seen all of this before.
Here is the official synopsis:
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes the action adventure “The Legend of Tarzan,” starring Alexander Skarsgård (HBO’s “True Blood”) as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
The film also stars Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (“Pulp Fiction,” the “Captain America” films), Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond,” “Gladiator”), Oscar nominee John Hurt (“The Elephant Man,” the “Harry Potter” films), with Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (“Iris”), and two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds,” “Django Unchained”).
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.
The gorillas don’t quite look as good as the Planet of The Apes films, but there’s still time to refine any effects in The Legend of Tarzan. But this looks like a solid action adventure film, almost like a more adult companion piece to Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book adaptation.
The Legend of Tarzan hits theaters July 1.