Legend of Tarzan

Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.
Director: David Yates
Writers: Edgar Rice Burroughs (story), Stuart Beattie (screenplay), 4 more credits »
Stars: Margot Robbie, Ella Purnell, Alexander Skarsgård


Tarzan is an upcoming American action adventure film drawn upon the fictional character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, scheduled for release in 2016. Directed by David Yates, co-produced by Jerry Weintraub, and written by Stuart Beattie, Craig Brewer, John Collee, and Adam Cozad, its cast comprises Alexander Skarsgård, in the title role, and Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou and John Hurt. Principal photography began on June 30, 2014, at Warner Bros. Leavesden Studios in the UK, and wrapped three months later on October 3. Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and Jerry Weintraub Productions are co-producing the film with Dark Horse Entertainment and Riche Productions. It is scheduled for release on July 1, 2016 in 3D and IMAX 3D.

On August 12, 2012, swimmer Michael Phelps was reportedly in talks to join the film to play lead as his debut to showbiz career.  On November 7, 2012, the studio was eyeing Tom Hardy, Henry Cavill and Charlie Hunnam to play the title role in the film. On November 14, 2012, Alexander Skarsgård was added to the cast by the choice of director Yates, he'll play the title role, while Samuel L. Jackson was also being eyed to play Williams in the film.  On March 6, 2013, Yates wanted Jessica Chastain to play the female lead role as Jane Porter.  On September 26, 2013, Christoph Waltz was in talks to play as a villain in the film; he was later cast as a Belgian soldier named Captain Rom who attempts to capture Tarzan in exchange for a ransom in diamonds.

The studio had eyes on Margot Robbie and Emma Stone to play the female lead character Jane Porter.  On January 18, 2014, Robbie was confirmed to play the female lead as Jane in the Tarzan film along with Skarsgard, beating Stone to this role.  On June 4, Djimon Hounsou was set to play Chief Mbonga in the film.  On June 17, Osy Ikhile was added to the cast to play a supporting role but the character wasn't announced.  Ella Purnell was cast as young Jane Porter.  Casper Crump was cast to play Captain Kerchover.