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Alexander Skarsgård to be a new kind of Tarzan

Alexander Skarsgård to be a new kind of Tarzan

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The new version of TARZAN from Harry Potter director David Yates releases next summer and stars True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård as the titular hero.  However, this isn’t the story you’d expect.  This Tarzan is a darker version of the famous story which finds an already-gentrified Tarzan returning to the jungles, only to be caught up in a dangerous web of money and violence.

“It’s kind of a reversal of the novel or some of the other adaptations, where you try to civilize the beast,” says Skarsgard. “This is the other way around.”

Alex leads an all-star cast in Tarzan including Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, and Samuel L. Jackson. He says he was drawn to the film’s unique portrayal of a classic tale.

“I just thought it was an interesting take on something I, and I think all human beings, can relate to,” he says. “That dichotomy of being a civilized human being and also being an animal at the same time, and to fight that power struggle, and to find that balance.”

Tarzan is set in 1880s Victorian England, nearly a decade after the hero has left Africa to begin a life in London, with Jane (Margot Robbie).

source: bustle.com

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17 Comment responses

  1. Avatar
    August 10, 2015

    Orsolya Kaptur!! :D

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    August 10, 2015

    Great cast. What is the projected release date of this movie?

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  3. Avatar
    August 10, 2015

    i know ;)

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    August 10, 2015

    Excellent cast in a darker version of the traditional Tarzan classic.  I’ll be looking for this one.

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    August 10, 2015

    the only info we know is 2016, which is in the post.

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    August 10, 2015

    Thought I read on their website the release date was July 1, 2016.

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    August 10, 2015

    I read July 1, 2016

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    August 10, 2015

    Oh yeah!!

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    August 10, 2015

    New kind…like the incredibly good looking kind?

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    August 10, 2015

    I CAN;T WAIT TOO SEE THIS MOVIE ! ALEX WILL BE PERFECT AS HE ALWAYS IS I WISH HIM MUCH LUCK WITH THIS MOVIE . THIS IS A HUGE PART FOR HIM THE BIGGEST PART HE HAS EVER HAD IN HIS CAREER!  ASIDE FROM TRUE BLOOD WHICH MADE HIM A STAR ! IF HE PLAYS HIS CARDS RIGHT WITH THIS MOVIE COMING OUT NEXT YEAR AND STAYS THE WAY HE IS HOT SINGLE  HIS MOVIE SHOULD BE A HUGE HIT !  REMEMBER  IN HOLLYWOOD  TO BE A STAR YOU HAVE TO BE LOVED BY MILLIONS OF MEN AND WOMEN AND MORE WOMEN  THEY WILL MAKE U A BLOCK BUSTER STAR NO ONE ELSE !  I KNOW HE CAN DO IT  IF THIS MOVIE DOES WHAT HE IS HOPING AND EVERYONE THAT MADE THE MOVIE IS HOPING ALEX WILL BE A BIG STAR AND THE MOVIE WILL MAKE MILLIONS ! SO ALEX ALL THE BEST OF LUCK  I KNOW U HAVE A GIRLFRIEND AND SHE IS CUTE BUT NOT TO SMART IF U WANT A BLOCK BUSTER  HIT U I MUST SAY CAN DO BETTER !   I AM A HUGE FAN AND I WANT U TO BE HAPPY SO DO THE RIGHT THING TELL YOUR GIRL TO STOP SMOKING AND EAT !  ITS NOT GOOD FOR HER TO BE SMOKING I LOST SO MANY LOVE ONES FROM SMOKING ONLY LOOKING OUT FOR U ! I MUST SAY ONE THING I AM IN SOCK THAT ALEX NEVER  HOOKED UP WITH MARGOT ROBBIE   MAKING THE MOVIE TOGETHER THEY BOTH R SO BEAUIFUL AND WERE TOGETHER FOR 6 MONTHS I THOUGHTB FOR SURE THEY WOULD HAVE !   NOW THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN SOME COUPLE   !  ALEX IS GREAT  GOOD LUCK

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    August 10, 2015

    Hell yah

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    August 10, 2015

    Sexy ass Tarzan…..mmmmmm

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  13. Avatar
    August 10, 2015

    THANK YOU, GOD!!

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  14. Avatar
    August 10, 2015

    Actually this is sounding alot better. Kinda like the Christopher Lambert version.

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    August 11, 2015

    This sounds like it has a different slant on the Tarzan story.  I like that.  Alex is perfect for this kind of story.  Hoping it’s a success, and looking forward to it’s opening.  Probably they’ll have a red carpet event, which would be fun.

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    August 11, 2015

    Alex as Tarzan. my dream come true!

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    August 16, 2015

    My kind of movie and I am happy Alex from the True Blood family is in it.

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