Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first trailer for The Legend of Tarzan starring True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgård in the title role. The film is based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs character and directed by David Yates, the director of four Harry Potter films and the much-anticipated Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Skarsgård’s co-stars include Margot Robbie as Jane, Samuel L. Jackson, John Hurt, Djimon Hounsou, Jim Broadbent, and Christoph Waltz.
Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer wrote the script and Jerry Weintraub, David Barron, Alan Riche, and Tony Ludwig produced the action drama. Susan Ekins, Nikolas Korda, Keith Goldberg, David Yates, Mike Richardson, and Bruce Berman executive produced.
The Legend of Tarzan opens in theaters in 2D and 3D on July 1, 2016.
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.