Alexander Skarsgård swings into new ‘Tarzan’ trailer

'The Legend Of Tarzan' opens in cinemas in July

A brand new trailer for The Legend Of Tarzan starring Alexander Skarsgård has been released.

The newly released preview goes back to the origins Tarzan, beginning with his parents’ death as a child. Having been adopted and raised by apes, the film moves the action into the future when Tarzan has left the African jungle and moved away, where he is married to Jane.

Margot Robbie plays Jane to Skarsgård’s Tarzan in the action adventure movie, which is being directed by Harry Potter‘s David Yates. The impressive cast also includes Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou and John Hurt.

The official plot synopsis teases: “It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Margot 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 (Christoph Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.”

Tarzan, a character created by American author Edward Rice Burroughs, last swung into cinemas in 1999 in an animated Disney movie. Over the years, he has been portrayed on screen by numerous actors, including Johnny Weissmuller, Christopher Lambert and Casper Van Dien. The Legend Of Tarzan opens on July 1, 2016 in the US and July 8, 2016 in the UK.