The Legend of Tarzan…

 

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Every so often, the buff guy in the loincloth is reinvented for a new generation.  In the upcoming “The Legend of Tarzan” flick, the Lord of the Jungle is actually returning to his old digs in the Congo as a trade emissary of Parliament, following a time of luxury and privilege as a London aristocrat.  He’s unaware that he’s a pawn in a Belgian captain’s deadly plot. ..

The preview clips I’ve seen look promising, with the CGI apes looking as good and realistic as those in the “Planet of the Apes” franchise minus the clothing and English language capabilities. Time is devoted to the Tarzan “origins” story, and the African landscapes and animals are magnificent. And yes, we do hear the legendary Tarzan yell, and see the Jungle Lord swinging on vines and making awesome leaps.

Not to lose out on the jungle thing, Disney is apparently coming out with a new version of the Jungle Book, so everything old is new again…

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2 Comments on “The Legend of Tarzan…”

  1. carycomic Says:

    There’s an urban legend that Philip Jose’ Farmer (author of those venerated Wold Newton-verse classics TARZAN ALIVE and DOC SAVAGE: HIS APOCALYPTIC LIFE) published a less-renowned pastiche. One wherein Tarzan met–and fought alongside of– Mowgli!

    I’d love to see that turned into an action-adventure flick. Picture it! The two Lords of the Loincloth launching a two-pronged attack against the forces of the Chief Bad Guy. With Mowgli and his wolves diverting their attention to one side. While Tarzan rides in on the back of Hathi the Elephant (and the Bandar-log on the rest of his family) from the other direction. And uttering, in a way that overpowers even Mowgli’s wolf howl, that soul-stirring battle cry of the bull ape:

    “Awwwwwwwwwwwww-AW-awww! AW-aw-AWWWW-aw!”

    *Sigh* Maybe (by some small miracle) Syfy Channel could verify the existence of the book and turn it into a mini-series.

    • vulpesffb Says:

      Well, write a screenplay adaptation of this. When it hits the local cinemas, I’ll make a killing manning the concession stand!


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