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'Tarzan' Starring Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie Gets Release Date

February 12, 2014 (2:44 am) GMT
The 3D live-action adaptation of the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs tale will open against 'ID Forever Part 1' and 'Angry Birds'.
'Tarzan' Starring Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie Gets Release Date

Warner Bros.' "Tarzan" reboot has locked a release date. The upcoming movie starring as the titular jungle man and as his love interest, Jane, is scheduled to make its way out in the United States on July 1, 2016.

The 3D live-action film that will also be supported by and will open against "Independence Day" sequel and "" movie. Other July 2016 releases are "Ice Age 5" (July 15) and "Planet of the Apes 3" (July 29).

Directed by "Harry Potter" helmer David Yates, "Tarzan" is based on the classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It revolves around a child who grew up in the jungle alone after his parents died. He later meets a woman from modern world and experiences civilization for the first time.

"Tarzan has been an enduring and enigmatic figure in literature and cinema for more than a century," says WB's Sue Kroll. "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."

Another big-screen adaptation, also a 3D but animated, is expected to hit U.K. on May 2 this year after playing in some European countries late last year. "" is voiced by as Tarzan and as Jane Porter.

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