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hmv.com talks to the cast and director of The Legend of Tarzan
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hmv.com talks to the cast and director of The Legend of Tarzan

Since the early 20th century, not long after the first publication of Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel Tarzan of the Apes, the story of what has become Africa's most famous jungle-dwelling human has been adapted for the screen, one way or another, on around 200 occasions, making him one of the most screened fictional characters in the history of cinema.

But there's something a little bit special about his latest incarnation, in a new film helmed by Harry Potter director David Yates. Originally the brainchild of legendary Hollywood producer, the late Jerry Weintraub (the man who put Elvis on the road and basiclaly invented the stadium concert tour), The Legend of Tarzan has been a long time in the making and takes a different angle on Burroughs' famous story, not only setting the action after Tarzan has grown to become the more civilised Viscount Greystoke, but also tackling the political issues surrounding the Belgian King Leopold II's rule in the Congo. 

Yates has made a proper visual epic and with the film  hitting DVD shelves on Monday (you can pre-order it on the right-hand side of the page), we caught up with stars Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie and Djimon Honsou, as well as director David Yates, producer David Barron, the film's African advisor Josh Ponte and singer-songwriter Hozier, who contributed to the film's soundtrack.

Watch the videos below...

 

 

The Legend of Tarzan
The Legend of Tarzan David Yates

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