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Pre-Production Begins on David Yates' TARZAN Starring Alexander Skarsgård

February 13, 2014
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After years of attempted development, it looks like a live action "Tarzan" is heading to the big screen once again. Yesterday Warner Bros announced that pre-production has begun on the new film that will hit AMC Theatres everywhere on July 1st 2016. The film will star the sheriff vampire from "True Blood" Alexander Skarsgård, as the title character. It will also star Margot Robbie ("The Wolf of Wall Street"), as Jane, Samuel L. Jackson and two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz.

As announced a few months ago before it was paused, "Harry Potter" director David Yates will still helm the film. It feels like a good fit since the world he created for wizards and witches was so rich, that should translate well to the deep inter-workings of the jungle.

Before Robbie was cast as Jane, the lovely and talented Jessica Chastain was in talks to play her. She seemed like the absolute perfect fit but Robbie has turned heads in the last two films she's been in, so will not doubt do a great job.

Skarsgård has recently been seen in "The East" and "Battleship", and this role is definitely a departure from his other work, which is a good thing. His build, on-screen presence and acting abilities seem like a great fit to play the King of the Jungle.

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