New DVD Documentary
Years in the making!
Produced by Lowlands Media and French Connection Films, Directed by Robert de Young. Featuring TARZAN greats Johnny Weissmuller, Ron Ely, Wolf Larson, Christopher Lambert, Denny Miller, Casper Van Dien and many well known authorities on the continuing Tarzan legacy.
After his first appearance in 1912 in an American pulp magazine, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ literary character TARZAN became one of the most significant pop culture characters of the 20th century and the first quintessential superhero. Published in over 20 books and translated in more than 35 languages, the story of a feral boy raised by great apes was an immediate sensation, spawning radio shows, newspaper comic strips, graphic novels, multiple TV series and over 50 movies.
Though the vine-swinging TARZAN proved hugely popular among audiences, he was often met with much controversy and criticism. Despite the many heated debates surrounding TARZAN, the character nevertheless became a versatile vehicle for highlighting important topics including animal cruelty, colonialism, slavery and the current morals of society. Even TARZAN’s primivist “return to nature” philosophy remains relevant today, further illustrating why this legendary figure has endured generations of cultural change and continues to be such a compelling and timeless hero.
This inspiring and entertaining DVD can be ordered from Umbrella Entertainment.
The 29.99 price is in Australian dollars and will be about $23 in US dollars. And shipping is free! Order now and enjoy this interesting journey from the beginning to the present!
Warner Brothers has finally released the poster for the upcoming 2016 The Legend of Tarzan movie!
Source: The John Carter Files
The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/1BnpuNM ) that the graffiti-ravaged house that local legend said was visited or lived in by Johnny Weissmuller, who starred in Tarzan movies in the 1930s and ’40s is being dismantled.
Read the full article here
Village Roadshow Pictures is raising $US400 million to fund its upcoming slate of co-productions including Tarzan and King Arthur.
Tarzan stars Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz and is directed by David Yates, who made the last four Harry Potter films.
Read the full article at: If.com.au
The upcming new Tarzan movie, developed by Warner Bros has finally announced the release date, aiming for July 1 of next year! With a $90 budget and several big names attached, including Margot Robbie as Jane Porter or Samuel L. Jackson as George Washington Williams, it is a hefty production! Stay tuned for more news and updates about the film’s production!
The upcoming Tarzan movie is well under way, directed by David Yates known for his work on Harry Potter. However, the new film has had a rocky beginning with the production halting last year due to budgetary concerns.
Luckily for the king of the jungle, John Hurt has stepped in to help get the production greenlit again. Hurt, a 72 year old actor who starred in V for Vendetta, Alien and Hellboy, explained it was “wonderful to work with” Yates and that he was happy to help the film move along.
The new Tarzan, produced by Warner Bros, is scheduled for 2016. The cast also includes Samuel L Jackson, Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie and Djimon Hounsou.
(October 15, 2014 – Tarzana, CA) Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. announces that the movie, television and merchandise rights have reverted back to the company. Walt Disney Pictures held the rights and produced the movie JOHN CARTER in 2012. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. will be seeking a new studio to continue this seminal Sci-Fi adventure.
“John Carter of Mars was the creative stimulus behind such movie classics as Superman, Star Wars and Avatar,” said James Sullos, President. “Edgar Rice Burroughs was the Master of Adventure and his literary works continue to enjoy a world-wide following. We will be seeking a new partner to help develop new adventures on film as chronicled in the eleven Mars novels Burroughs wrote. This adventure never stops. Along with a new TARZAN film in development by Warner Bros., we hope to have JOHN CARTER OF MARS become another major franchise to entertain world-wide audiences of all ages.”
About Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Founded in 1923 by Edgar Rice Burroughs himself, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. holds numerous trademarks and the rights to all literary works of the author still protected by copyright. The company has overseen every adaptation of his literary works in publishing, film, television, theatrical stage productions, licensing and merchandising. The company is still a very active enterprise and manages and licenses the vast archive of Mr. Burroughs’ literary works, fictional characters and corresponding artworks that have grown for over a century. The company continues to be owned by the Burroughs family and remains headquartered in Tarzana, California, the town named after the Tarzana Ranch Mr. Burroughs purchased there in 1918 which led to the town’s future development.
Are you excited about the new Tarzan film coming out in 2016? If not, perhaps Margot Robbie can sway you playing Jane Porter, an adventuress who of course becomes the love interest of Tarzan.
Photo Source: Vanity Fair
Her gorgeous looks aside, Robbie is also bringing several years of acting experience to the set. She has starred in a number of TV series such as Neighbors or Pan Am, and a few blockbuster movies including About Time and The Wolf of Wallstreet. She is also rumored to be acting in a potential Ghost In the Shell film, for the dystopian cyberpunk fans out there.
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Ekaterina Botziou posted about her interesting experience starring in the 2012 John Carter movie. She describes the process of transforming into a native Martian by undergoing deep St Tropez tan sprays every two weeks, as well having red swirly tattooed glued onto her. Here is an excerpt of her experience:
The problem with a fake spray tan is that it gets progressively darker as time passes. So some days, I would get to the studios in the morning, as pale as a ghost, and travel back home on the train getting more and more orange with every stop.
I looked like a cross between a member of Hell’s Angels and an orange smurf.
The cast spent almost 4 hours in hair and make-up every morning (bear in mind that our call time was usually 5:30am so the make-up artists had to work wonders), and we were told to ease up on the nightly wash in case the tan came off. Fat chance.
Read the full story on her blog!