Don't expect to see the same Tarzan story, which you've grown up listening to, play out on-screen in David Yates' upcoming film, "The Legend of Tarzan." The origin story of the legendary character has been changed, reveals producer David Barron.
During a recent interview with Collider, the producer revealed that the fans and viewers will see a new twist in the story of the iconic character,which was introduced to the world in 1912 by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
"None of it comes from Burroughs," Barron said while talking about the new film. "It's an original script that Craig Brewer and Adam Cozad, somewhere in there, I'm not quite sure, who contributed the most at the beginning. But Adam has taken over in the last two or three years. It's majority his work now. It's based on the character obviously, of Tarzan, it's Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan but it's a completely original story."
Set after the events of his wild upbringing, "The Legend of Tarzan" picks up with Alexander Skarsgard's titular hero living in England as Lord John Clayton III of Greystoke, along with his beloved Jane (Margot Robbie). He eventually gets pulled back to his roots thanks to the machinations of the ruthless, greedy Captain Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz).
"The Legend of Tarzan" opens in theatres on July 1, 2016.