Warner Brothers’ production of Tarzan is finally well underway. The film, helmed by Harry Potter director David Yates and starring True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård as the vine-swinging, loin-clothed hero of yore, has been in the works for a few years now, facing several setbacks and production delays. But the reboot of the century-old story of the boy raised by apes in the jungles of Africa is on its way back to the big screen.
In a press release earlier this week, the studio announced that principal photography is underway. Warner Brothers had originally hoped to have this phase of production in-hand over a year ago, but casting issues as well as production schedules hampered their plans – not to mention major budget concerns, especially in the face of another classic hero of the early 20th century making a tepid return to the cinema at the peak of the 2013 season. Check out the new official Tarzan synopsis, below:
“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”
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