King of the Apes.
Let's be honest, we've been waiting for Alexander Skarsgard to grow his hair back since he lobbed it all off into his run on True Blood! Oh yes, yes we did.
While that's neither here nor there, his looks are not going to hurt the prospects of this movie drawing patrons into the theater. I've already seen posts (I need look no further than my sister and one of her old high school friends, tittering like they were still in school) on Facebook with his shirtless self talking about how the movie is worthy of a view just for, well, the view.
And wow. The view of this one is tremendous. The scene when Tarzan does a swan dive off of a cliff is absolutely gorgeous.
There is something simply spectacular about films filled with greenery. They are most eye pleasing.
As for the film itself, here's the official scoop, directly from Warner Bros. Classic Tarzan fare with a pretty awesome cast.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes the action adventure The Legend of Tarzan, starring Alexander Skarsgård (HBO’s True Blood) as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
The film also stars Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, the Captain America films), Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street), Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond, Gladiator), Oscar nominee John Hurt (The Elephant Man, the Harry Potter films), with Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (Iris), and two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained).
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.
The film will be unleashed Summer of 2016!