With all the Hollywood sci-fi superheroes zooming around the globe vanquishing evil, it's been easy to overlook this new Tarzan action adventure based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' hunky jungle hero.
Directed by Harry Potter's David Yates and starring Alexander Skarsgard as the ripped vine-swinger and Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad) as Jane, The Legend of Tarzan is a refreshing return to classic literary tales sadly absent from the big screen of late.
Here's the official synopsis:
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, 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, Leon Rom (Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.
Get lost in the new extended IMAX trailer recounting the Lord of the Apes' absorbing origin story and displaying the same sort of lush locations and CGI mastery over animals as Disney's The Jungle Book. Trek into this tempting new Tarzan preview and tell us if you're planning a cinematic safari soon.
Also starring Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou and Jim Broadbent, The Legend of Tarzan leaps into theaters in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D on July 1.