Hold on to your bananas.
Warner Bros. studios has the king of the jungle swinging back into theaters in July 2016, with David Yates directing the feature titled THE LEGEND OF TARZAN. Personally, I'm a long-time fan of the Tarzan story, especially Disney's artistically extravagant, animated TARZAN (1999), and I've been itching for a quality live-action remake of the classic character ever since.
The namesake character is played by Alexander Skarsgård--known mostly as the strong, sexy, 1,000 year-old vampire, Eric Northman, from HBO's TRUE BLOOD--whom appears to have gotten even sexier after packing on some serious upper-body bulk to properly portray our vine-swinging hero.
The film also features Margot Robbie (SUICIDE SQUAD, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET) as the resilient and unflappably posh, Jane; Christopher Waltz (DJANGO UNCHAINED, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS) as the dastardly villain, Captain Rom, and one of my favorite actors I love to hate; and Samuel L. Jackson, as supporting George Washington Williams. I was intrigued to hear his telltale voice in the trailer, though I was slightly disappointed his face did not make the screen. Regardless, Sam Jackson is cinematic bacon--exciting, savory, and reliably adds an undeniable attraction to whatever recipe he's a part of.
Holding my love for Tarzan close to my childhood, I will definitely be seeing this feature in theaters come July, with my jungle call of judgment ready for bellowing.