Images of Tarzan and Jane from the upcoming 2016 film 'The Legend of Tarzan' has been released.
It features Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgard as Tarzan and Australian actress Margot Robbie as Jane Porter.
David Yates, known for directing the 4 latest Harry Potter film releases, will be heading the film to be released on July 2016.
Unlike most adaptations, this will be a fresh take (and more of a sequel from the usual Tarzan movies) since it will begins with Tarzan living in London as Lord Greystoke with his wife Jane. Despite the fact that Tarzan left behind his jungle home Congo, he will be compelled to return to the jungle when lured by the film's main villain Christoph Waltz (who also portrayed the antagonist in the latest James Bond film Spectre.)
This film is heading towards an opposite direction than Edgar Rice Burroughs' writings, where Tarzan was left alone in the jungle to be raised by a pack of apes.
'It's almost the opposite of the classic tale, where it's about taming the beast,' Skarsgard shared insights about the lord of the jungle he portrayed. 'This is about a man who's holding back and slowly as you peel off the layers, he reverts back to a more animalistic state and lets that side of his personality out.'
Jane Porter isn't in the movie just to be Tarzan's passive love interest either.
'She's a really strong, assertive, beautifully knowledgeable, very sexy modern woman who can more than look after herself,' Yates said. 'In a way, it's a story of two human beings and how they save each other.'
Interestingly, the scenes were filmed in hangars of an old English plane workshop instead of the African jungles where the story was supposed to take place.
Skarsgard is known for his portrayal as Eric Northman in True Blood. Robbie, on the other hand, is at the height of her acting career and is known as Naomi Lapaglia in The Wolf of Wall Street with Leonardo DiCaprio, Jess in Focus with Will Smith and as Harley Quinn in the much anticipated Suicide Squad.
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