[Movies] Warner Bros. Sets Release Date for Tarzan Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 02.11.2014
Coming in 2016...
Warner Bros. has announced a release date for Tarzan. The studio revealed that pre-production has begun on the film today and that it will hit theaters on July 1st, 2016. That will put the film up against Angry Birds and Independence Day 2.
The film stars Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood) in the title role as well as Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained). The film will be directed by David Yates.
Warner Bros. executive Greg Silverman said, "We have assembled a phenomenal international cast to tell this extraordinary story. Warner Bros. has also enjoyed long and successful collaborations with both David Yates and Jerry Weintraub, and we look forward to seeing what they and the entire team have in store for this timeless tale."
Added WB president of worldwide marketing and international distribution Sue Kroll, "Tarzan has been an enduring and enigmatic figure in literature and cinema for more than a century. The adventures of a man who was torn between two worlds has entertained and intrigued people young and old, and we are excited to bring him to the screen for a new generation."