“Tarzan”- Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Novel Re-imagined on the Screen


Brylle B. Tabora | Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network

Directed by David Yates, “The Legend of Tarzan” is a reimagining of American author Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic creation in an all-new action adventure for the big screen.

According to Yates, the film isn’t telling an origin story. It is set years after Tarzan has left the jungles of Africa behind.

“It’s not Tarzan as you know it,” Yates says. “It’s not a bloke in a loincloth. It’s a big, epic theatrical experience that’s grounded in how we see the world now—in how we connect with each other and the animals we share the planet with.”

With Alexander Skarsgård in the title role, the film is top-billed by an all-star roster of acclaimed actors, including Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, Djimon Hounsou, Jim Broadbent and Christoph Waltz.

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(Comment — this article has some excellent quotes from Yates that we haven’t seen before.  That’s why I put it on it’s own rather than just batching it with the others. Check it out.)