One hundred years after its original serialization in The All-Story magazine, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ pulp classic A Princess of Mars found itself in an incredibly strange position when the film adaptation finally reached movie theatres. The movie was saddled with a terrible, bland title that makes sense only to people who’d read the book and a marketing campaign that utterly failed to stir viewers’ interests. According to Hollywood lore, the director, Andrew Stanton, thought that the character John Carter was much better known than it turned out he was, and also that teen males wouldn’t want to go see a movie called “A Princess of Mars” (which, for the record, was a really stupid idea). In addition to this bungling, the book’s storyline had been so influential since its publication, referenced by dozens of works like Flash Gordon, Dune, Star Wars and, most recently, 2009’s Avatar, that the audiences who actually did end up seeing it must have thought they were being ripped off.
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There also will be a piece of movie memorabilia on display that cannot be seen anywhere else but in Ocala — the loincloth worn by Johnny Weissmuller during the filming of “Tarzan Finds a Son” at Silver Springs in 1939.
The loincloth is signed by Weissmuller and the rest of the film’s cast, and it is available for viewing at Gause & Son Jewelers off Ocala’s downtown square.
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Australian actress Margot Robbie is dying her hair for the new 3D version of ‘Tarzan’.
‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ actress recently went from blonde to brunette for another movie role and is in the process of changing it back to star alongside ‘True Blood’ hunk Alexander Skarsgard in the upcoming Warner Bros. film.
She told ITN News: ‘We start in a couple of months. I got the script, loved it, met with David Yates, the director, I loved his vision and all the pieces came together. I got picked for the role … I’m very lucky.
‘I just did a film where I had brown hair, it was manky brown, awful, but it was meant to look like that in the film. We made it a nicer, richer colour for the Oscars but now I have to go lighter again for ‘Tarzan’.’
She added: ‘I don’t think blondes have more fun though … people always ask me that but I love this colour.’
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Tarzan is all set to make a comeback this summer in May 2014. The modern day adaptation of the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs story will start Kellan Lutz in the title role.
The film also takes a rather original approach to the story, setting it in modern times, and even throwing in a giant meteorite from outer space.
Tarzan will be a 3D animated adventure film, which employs motion capture technology. In this film, Tarzan is actually the son of billionaire adventurers, who died in a plane crash. The villain is the man who took over Greystoke Industries, a company run by John Greystoke after Tarzan‘s parents died.
The young boy, whose original name is John Jr., known as JJ, but then is later called Tarzan, is found and adopted by the silverback gorilla Kala and raised as an ape.
As time passes by, Tarzan who has long since forgotten his roots, forgotten the terrible events of his childhood and has become a strong young man, who knows how to handle himself with great skill in even the most dangerous regions of the rainforest. He is fourteen years old when he discovers the beauty of nature during a venture outside of his usual territory.
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EDGAR Rice Burroughs’s classic tale of the “ape without fur” Tarzan, gets another remake that relies heavily on computer wizardry.
Visionary German director Reinhard Klooss directed, co-produced and wrote this animated masterpiece, targeting the younger generations.
His previous animated feature, Animals United, didn’t go well with the audience, although the film was lauded for its visuals.
In Tarzan, he pushes the envelope further with regards to computer animation which, combined with a good story, contribute to a worthy watch.
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Warner Bros.’ Tarzan reboot will be swinging into theaters in summer 2016. The film will be released in 3D and is set to star True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard as Edgar Rice Burroughs’ iconic King of the Jungle.
The movie, which still doesn’t have a title, is slated for release on July 1, 2016. It will be the first from from David Yates since the last Harry Potter movie. He directed the final four movies in the franchise.
According to Deadline, Wolf of Wall Street stunner Margot Robbie will play Jane in the film. It’s a role that Jessica Chastain had been looking at, but she ended up not taking the role and has moved on to other projects.
The movie will also star two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz as a villain. Reports last year stated that Waltz’s character would be a hunter who tries to capture Tarzan for diamonds in return. Samuel L. Jackson is also set to star.
Tarzan is being produced by Jerry Weintraub and Mike Richardson.
According to Box Office Mojo’s schedule, the film’s competition around that time will include the Independence Day sequel. An untitled Marvel movie is also scheduled for release that month.
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The Marshall Symphony Orchestra and The Marshall Symphony Society are proud to announce the world premiere of guest conductor Kermit Poling’s original score set to the film Tarzan of The Apes.
The premier will be Sunday February 23rd at 3:00 pm in Baker Auditorium of ETBU’s Ornelas Spiritual Life Center. Please come and enjoy this classic 1918 silent film with a fully symphonic original score. Edgar Rice Burrourgh’s classic story will fill the screen while the orchestra plays in the jungle. You don’t want to miss it!
Tickets are $25.00 for adults, $5.00 for students, and free for children age 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door.