An action-packed new trailer has been released for The Legend of Tarzan, offering up a taste of some of the film’s energetic set pieces.
True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgård takes on the titular role as the king of the jungle in this new take on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic tale, with Margot Robbie on board as his wife, Jane.
This trailer doesn’t bother with much of the plot, since that’s been teased at in previous trailers, opting instead to give us more of the film’s action. Certain shots do have questionable CGI, although that could be cleaned up by the time the film hits cinemas. That being said, plenty that we do get is kinetic and slick enough to get us interested.
We’ll see whether or not Warner Bros. has a potential vine-swinging new franchise on their hands when The Legend of Tarzan, also starring Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson, hits the U.S. on July 1 and arrives in Australia on July 7.
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.