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Old 12-09-2015, 02:30 PM   #51
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Meanwhile the first poster has been released...

http://cdn2-www.comingsoon.net/asset...jwuaaaefkb.jpg

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Meanwhile the first poster has been released...



It's not a great poster by any stretch, but it's infinitely better than the typical disembodied heads that usually adorn posters these days. I really like the symmetry between man & beast aping (if you'll pardon the pun) the synopsis of Lord Greystoke peeling away his acquired gentility to again reveal the beast underneath. I look forward to more, but if Warner Bros. don't start tapping some of the really, really good Tarzan artists out there then it's a missed opportunity.

I thought they might wait until after the first of the year to release a trailer, but perhaps wanting to nip any further negative buzz in the rear have released a really, really nice trailer. With apes! Lots of apes!

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I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised by the trailer, the movie looks really entertaining, despite the obvious cgi parts, the look and feel of it seems interesting.

One of the shots actually reminded me of Indy.

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I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised by the trailer, the movie looks really entertaining, despite the obvious cgi parts, the look and feel of it seems interesting.

At least somebody is!

I was tickled pink as the saying goes. I was particularly pleased with the look of the Mangani, and who I have to assume at this point is Kerchak. (In a traditional Tarzan timeline, he'd be dead by this point, but I'm drawing a blank on the other prominent members of the tribe.)



The CGI seems to be implemented quite well so far, and will hopefully be used to reinforce the trad VFX in deceiving the eye rather than lying to it.

At this particularly early stage I am quite impressed with how Tarzan moves through the jungle.

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Speaking of Congo, I sincerely hope they get the Stan Winston Studio to do real ape suits again. Amy was an absolute gem, and they only improved with the Burton Apes remake and Instinct.

That's one hope dashed. The producers went with the cheaper motion capture and CGI route. If it wasn't perfectly clear from the trailer, a handful of behind the scenes snaps of mocap actor Ace Ruele have found their way online.



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A new poster and trailer have surfaced today on the web, take a look:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLmKio67pVQ

this trailer is even more epic than the first one IMO. the movie looks interesting
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A new poster and trailer have surfaced today on the web, take a look:

Thanks for keeping everybody updated!

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this trailer is even more epic than the first one IMO. the movie looks interesting

It doesn't quite have the visceral impact that the first trailer did, but,man, that looks fantastic. I know where I'll be opening day.

Oh, and hippo attack! Hippo attack!

Also of note, the flick's official site has gone live as well. Find it here.

And I kinda want that poster.

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Oh you're welcome, it's a pleasure to update the thread. I love the myth of Tarzan, and thanks for the embedded trailer, I didn't remember how to do it.

Both trailers are terrific, about this one I liked the introduction with Tarzan's parents, and also tell me if at the 0:11 mark that shot doesn't remind you of Indy? It does to me!


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Both trailers are terrific, about this one I liked the introduction with Tarzan's parents, and also tell me if at the 0:11 mark that shot doesn't remind you of Indy? It does to me!

Sure, but it also reminds of several other movies including Jurassic Park*.

* - I have absolutely zero interest in the further adventures of Dr. Jones.

I've watched this quite a few times over the past couple of days, and I give it full marks. Despite the obvious CGI (and useless at times) everything feels and looks top notch. The jungle looks phenomenal. Sure, most of it was filmed on a soundstage in England, but the on-location shooting they did in Gabon meshes quite well. It's all quite dark and foreboding; the way a untamed jungle should be. And as a Burroughs and Tarzan fan, this is closer in both tone and spirit to anything Hollywood has put over the last century. Well, except maybe the origin aspects of Greystoke. Those are par excellence.

“You may not like who you were….you may have enemies there, but you need to go home!”

This is an interesting -- and fabulously delivered by Mr. Hurt -- bit of dialogue. When combined with the clearly distressed shot of Jane and Tarzan in front of the tree, I can't help think that Lord Greystoke is... reluctant to return to Africa. The fact that Africa is referred to as 'home' is also interesting. Has Tarzan fully acclimated to the Victorian World and become John Clayton, Viscount Greystoke? Has he retained an undercurrent of the, say, primal that others recognize, but he can't? What is clear though is that he's not chomping at the bit to go back.

Sam Jackson is still something of an unknown in terms of the movie, but I am liking what I see so far. The mustache is a great touch. Read more here.

No word on the Mangani unfortunately. Most of the clear images are quite convincing lowland/mountain gorillas, but there are a couple of really quick shots at the very end of the trailer that look very non-gorilla like. You'll need to pause the trailer at just the right time, but I think they look remarkably similar to how Burroughs described them in Tarzan of the Apes.

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The tribe of anthropoids over which Kerchak ruled with an iron hand and bared fangs, numbered some six or eight families, each family consisting of an adult male with his females and their young, numbering in all some sixty or seventy apes. Kala . . . was large and powerful—a splendid, clean-limbed animal, with a round, high forehead, which denoted more intelligence than most of her kind possessed. So, also, she had a great capacity for mother love and mother sorrow. But she was still an ape, a huge, fierce, terrible beast of a species closely allied to the gorilla, yet more intelligent; which, with the strength of their cousin, made her kind the most fearsome of those awe-inspiring progenitors of man.

Hopefully this'll become clearer during the movie!

For any members in the southern half of California, there's a panel during next week's WonderCon. It might be the next chance to find out more information.

Tarzan: A Conversation with Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

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Otherwise, the next chance to get a glimpse might be at Warner Bros.' presentation at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. The studio is scheduled to present a sizzle reel of their forthcoming tentpoles for 2016 and beyond.

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Hosted by: Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros.
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I remember reading several of the classic ERB Tarzan novels years ago.

And, as a kid, I enjoyed seeing the film "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes" in the theater back in 1984, since it was a fairly accurate adaptation of the original novel. I remember being disappointed that they never followed this first film up with any sequels - since there were a plethora of ERB Tarzan novels.

Interesting that they're making another Tarzan film. As we saw with Greystoke, it looks like this new film will be an adaptation of the ERB novel If so, sounds good to me.
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Nine other actors have been associated with the role over the years...

You're only, like, twelve actors off there buckaroo! As the kind folks over at the Internet Actors Database point out, 22 different actors have taken on the mantle of Lord Greystoke, King of the Apes.




Got Facebook? If so,then stop in and check out the new Tarzan Challenge(?!). For the next six weeks Warner Bros. is going to... inspire you to get in shape. Maybe. If you get ripped and jacked enough maybe you'll earn a spot in the next movie! Or maybe a free ticket.

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As the kind folks over at the Internet Actors Database point out, 22 different actors have taken on the mantle of Lord Greystoke, King of the Apes.
There's more than 22. This video conveniently excluded the incarnations in Spanish, Indian, Turkish, French, etc.
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Got Facebook? If so,then stop in and check out the new Tarzan Challenge(?!). For the next six weeks Warner Bros. is going to... inspire you to get in shape. Maybe. If you get ripped and jacked enough maybe you'll earn a spot in the next movie! Or maybe a free ticket.
It's inspiring but the first thing to do is buy a leopard-skin swim suit (preferably a Speedo)!
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I also used to watch the Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle cartoon series that played in the afternoons after school. While not exactly brilliantly produced by today's standards, it had some evocative storylines.

While the animation will almost undoubtedly not hold up with what they're doing today, it will be interesting to see how the stories themselves hold up because Warner Bros. is releasing the series on home video! The first sixteen episodes will be available on 14 June 2016. If sales are brisk then the rest of the episodes will probably follow in short order. So pick up a copy if you want to see more!

The full press release with the episode titles can be seen here.



We also have a couple of new posters released! Dig 'em!





Full sized versions are available if you're willing to look.

And while they still won't let Stoo into Harry's Bar even if he buys a leopard print Speedo, the rest of you need to start pounding the Ripped Fuel. It's time to get jacked!

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With a mere two weeks before Legend of Tarzan hits theatres stateside, Warner Bros. is pulling out all the stops in terms of marketing... online. I haven't seen much of anything on the streets as of this writing. No new trailers yet either except for an IMAX version of the second trailer with a couple of extended scenes. There is a teevee spot (that I've only seen online) that came out a couple weeks back. It also features the same footage, but we hear Tarzan speak for the first time in the marketing materials.



Sounds good in that brief soundbite, but I think relegating Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård's Ape-Man to the periphery of the marketing campaign has been a smart move. Everybody's talking about him. It confirms his legendary status.

A smattering of articles from around the 'net. There's more out there if you're inclined to look.

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Skarsgard promises us flashbacks to the character as a boy, but the bulk of the story is about his adult life and return to Africa, "The emotional journey isn't, you know, the man from the jungle trying to readjustment or adapt to life… in Victorian London. It's quite the opposite. When you first meet him, he's in England… he's Lord Greystoke and he's very civilized and a British lord and then he goes back to his home—his emotional home—the Congo, and it's that kind of dichotomy between man and beast. He's not really happy in England. He's got an amazing wife; a fantastic manor… a really good life on the surface, but he's not happy. He's not really himself there."

As the movie progresses, Skarsgard says, there is, "more Tarzan and less John Clayton III." Sadly for those of us on set this day, they are filming a scene relatively early on in Tarzan's return to Africa. There is a train car set up on a stage and Tarzan is having a moderate disagreement with some Belgian soldiers, a disagreement mainly expressed through some violent physical acts. We can't get a good look at what's happening inside the train car—although we do see a soldier wearing a harness get lifted out of the car after being manhandled by Tarzan—but we get to see the movie magic of the car rocking back and forth along with the lights moving so as to simulate the motion of the train.

Full article: Swinging through the jungles of London on a visit to the set of Tarzan


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Besides the fresh take on the character, the most impressive thing about visiting The Legend of Tarzan set was just how massive the production was. Multiple stages at Leavesden were taken over, including several expansive outdoor areas. Two stages in particular were fully dressed as jungles. I’m talking huge trees, long vines, real dirt, and ceiling-to-floor matte paintings surrounding the entire stage. Production designer Stuart Craig (who, like many on this film, worked with Yates on the Harry Potter movies) explained that the two stages would be altered numerous times to create seven distinct jungle looks. This allowed the production to look like they are in the African rainforest without actually traveling there. (A second unit for the film would travel to Africa for pick ups and helicopter shots but no cast ever set foot there.)

Full article: The Legend of Tarzan Set Visit Report


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As if the production of The Legend of Tarzan didn’t already seem massive enough, they’re also building London’s Downing Street, which just began construction. It will be a brick street with just the bottoms of the stone buildings (the rest will be finished digitally. We also see a house on a hill in the distance, although we are not allowed to go near it because it’s rigged with explosives.

Finally, we get to see some action with the man of the hour, Tarzan. On a big greenscreen stage, there’s a train interior scene being shot with Skarsgård and Jackson looking into a compartment. Alex is attacked by train personnel but the fight is quick and efficient on Tarzan’s part, to the point that when he gets to the last attacker he literally pushes him over. Sam then pops back in.

“We’ve just landed on the roof of this train,” Skarsgård tells us. “They have a lot of slaves capture, these Belgian soldiers. It’s the first time John – who grew up out here but spent almost a decade in England – has come back to the Congo. It’s the first time he realizes what’s happened in his home, what they’re doing to his people.”

Full article: CS Takes a Trip into the Jungle for The Legend of Tarzan

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With a mere eleven days and counting until the first live-action movie in eighteen) years hits theatres, Warner Bros. has released the final trailer! There's tonnes of new footage (including our first good look at the Leopard Men), and brief interaction with Sam Jackson's George Washington Williams and Tarzan. Tarzan's accent is also more clearly defined this time around.



There's also a series of new high-res snaps have been released by Warner Bros. It'll be interesting to see how much muscle the studio puts behind this putsch with Variety reporting that interest domestically is tepid at best. Which, if that prediction pans out, is horrible, because they clearly put the money into everything that appears on the screen, where it belongs.

The costuming alone is fantastic. With most of the individuality drained from the world's haberdashery by the close of both world wars, it's pleasing to see garb from that Victorian/Edwardian transition period.

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While the animation will almost undoubtedly not hold up with what they're doing today, it will be interesting to see how the stories themselves hold up because Warner Bros. is releasing the series on home video! The first sixteen episodes will be available on 14 June 2016. If sales are brisk then the rest of the episodes will probably follow in short order. So pick up a copy if you want to see more!

The full press release with the episode titles can be seen here.

Cool! The animation certainly doesn't hold up to today's standards but back then it was well above average for Saturday morning fare (thanks, largely, to the rotoscoping). Thanks for the heads-up. I will definitely buy the set.
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It'll be interesting to see how much muscle the studio puts behind this putsch with Variety reporting that interest domestically is tepid at best. Which, if that prediction pans out, is horrible, because they clearly put the money into everything that appears on the screen, where it belongs.
If the new flick is even a moderate success, it will be a surprise. However, perhaps some movie-goers will see Tarzan as a refreshing change to the over-saturation of superheroes and, thus, turn on to the character. I'm just happy that I'll be on home ground next week and can watch it in English without subtitles in 2 different languages filling up 1/3 of the screen.
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The costuming alone is fantastic. With most of the individuality drained from the world's haberdashery by the close of both world wars, it's pleasing to see garb from that Victorian/Edwardian transition period.
Wholeheartedly agree. Looking forward to this!

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If the new flick is even a moderate success, it will be a surprise. However, perhaps some movie-goers will see Tarzan as a refreshing change to the over-saturation of superheroes and, thus, turn on to the character.

I almost expect it to do Tin Tin like business -- eke out a hundred million domestically, and do four-to-five hundred million internationally. I'm hoping the usual naysayers are...well, shouted down and the flick finds an appreciative audience here. I'm almost certain that the Chinese will flock to it given their apparent strong interest in the action-adventure genre. It might be a recent interest, but it appears to be real.


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Wholeheartedly agree. Looking forward to this!

Check out this image here for a closer look at the Force Publique officers. You can even see a couple of native conscripts in the traditional blue and red uniform in the background!


Skarsgard doing the rounds on Good Morning America.



There's also a cool interview with Skarsgard over here.

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One of the most fascinating aspects of Tarzan is the concept of growing up in the wild, being raised by apes, and the kind of spiritual connection he has with nature. How did you find your way into that mindset as an actor?

I started out by getting a whole bunch of documentaries about apes and watching them because even though the story’s told 10 years after he’s already left the jungle, he sees his family again when he goes back. There are also flashbacks of him growing up among apes. Animals are obviously a very important aspect of the movie, so it was important to me to study how they communicate, how they socialize. I had an amazing opportunity to spend some time with gorillas at the Aspinall Foundation in Kent, England. And even here in California, I was able to go out and hang out with some big cats — lions, tigers and panthers. It was incredible. We don’t have any wild animals in the film — they’re all animated — but I knew it was important to do that research so that I would have that in the back of my head.
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I've mentioned earlier in the thread that I wasn't sure who among the Mangani Tarzan is supposed to be fighting. Kerchak is dead. Kala is dead. Bolgani is dead too.

Now we know!



It's Akut! While I doubt it's the same Akut from the books, it looks to be an interesting angle. Is this Akut the baby on Kala's back when she first discovers Tarzan? If so, that's an interesting departure from the book since the main motivator in Kala adopting Tarzan was grief over he own child's death. It makes sense with the "He was my brother once." line.

This is going to be so awesome.

There's this four minute featurette that appears to have been released just for the Korean market. It's got a lot of new footage, but I opted out after the first minute. Proceed with caution. I'm opting out of any further videos.

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There's this four minute featurette that appears to have been released just for the Korean market. It's got a lot of new footage, but I opted out after the first minute. Proceed with caution. I'm opting out of any further videos.
I can guess which part made you stop watching and wish I hadn't see that bit, too. Anyway, shots of the gorillas finding the baby in the treehouse look strikingly similar to 1984's "Greystoke" (and I like that).
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This is going to be so awesome.
Totally stoked! One thing we haven't heard yet is Tarzan's call. I wonder if it's going to be the classic Weissmuller/MGM one (which was later used in so many other productions) or a variation thereof.
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I'm there july 7th with my ticket for this one. It looks like a really good time at the cinema watching an entertaining adventure movie.
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Totally stoked! One thing we haven't heard yet is Tarzan's call. I wonder if it's going to be the classic Weissmuller/MGM one (which was later used in so many other productions) or a variation thereof.

At about the nine minute mark of this video Skarsgard confirms that the yell is a.) in the movie and b.) a composite of his voice, an opera singer, and animal noises to give it a bit of a primal edge. The full video is pretty good too. It's about time somebody asked some interesting questions of Vampire Eric.

This is an interesting comment as well.

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I’m totally comfortable if it makes sense. And for those scenes, I felt, why would he be wearing a loincloth? That kind of prudish behavior is very human. So it wouldn’t make sense for him, being raised by apes, to say, “Excuse me, guys, I actually want to cover up here.

Full snapshot here.

It won't be the last time you hear self-hating critics and commentators invoke the "white savior" clause of their Tarzan dislike either. You can take that to the bank.

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With a mere five days before Legend of Tarzan hits theatres I'm still not seeing a lot of advertising on the streets, but there is a fair amount of stuff hitting the 'net. It's almost as if Warner Bros. is going to rely on word of mouth to drive any kind of box office success stateside.

Let's see if it works. In the meantime, here's six minutes of B-Roll the studio released. I watched about twenty seconds before remembering that I wasn't going to watch anything else.



There are also a bunch of short videos from the principle cast members too.





One of the most interesting aspects of the movie I'm interested in is the relationship between Tarazan and the historical personage of George Washington Williams. It's going to be part of the movie's potential success.



There's also an interview with Djimon Honsou and Margot Robbie if you're so inclined.

Five days and counting!

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...a composite of his voice, an opera singer, and animal noises to give it a bit of a primal edge.
Which is essentially the same list of ingredients supposedly mixed together for Weissmuller's call.
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One of the most interesting aspects of the movie I'm interested in is the relationship between Tarazan and the historical personage of George Washington Williams.
Just read a bit about this guy. Apparently he went to the Congo in 1890 (and died the next year), which gives us a date for the film's setting.
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Two days for me! Back in my native land now and got free tickets to an advanced screening on Wednesday.
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Just read a bit about this guy. Apparently he went to the Congo in 1890 (and died the next year), which gives us a date for the film's setting.

Oooohhhhh! It's that George Washington Williams, who famously wrote an open letter to King Leopold about the abuses being perpetrated in his name and with the assistance of Henry Morton Stanley. Very interesting choice.

And Rom is supposed to have been the influence for Mr. Kurtz in Heart of Darkness. I've already come to think this looks interesting, but I didn't realize how much they were playing around with the Belgian Congo. I'm eager to see this now.
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1984 with, "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes". What a wonderfully photographed film! As I discovered later, it is only loosely based on Burroughs' original story but it did generate a thirst for more and I still love that film to this day. (The 1981 movie with Bo Derek was horrendous.)
Those two films blurred together in my memory, now I know. Each was the 15th biggest film in its respective year.

Hopefully Tarzan finally makes it to the earth's core in a sequel. Maybe with John Carter if he has nothing else to do.
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