Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures brings actor Alexander Skarsgård to the screen as the legendary Tarzan in “The Legend of Tarzan,” beloved hero originally created by none other than Edgar Rice Burroughs.
The film’s outstanding score, featured on the movie soundtrack, is composed by Rupert Gregson-Williams. Gregson-Williams’ score illuminates everything on screen: action, beauty and the complexity of survival in the dangerous jungle. “It was vital that we felt the emotional pull of Africa for Tarzan,” Gregson-Williams expressed. “Tarzan has a theme, both brave and emotional, and I also composed a love theme for Tarzan and Jane. It connects them across the jungle.”
Grammy-nominated, award-winning, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Hozier will also be featured with his new song “Better Love” on The WaterTower Music soundtrack for Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Picture “The Legend of Tarzan”.
Hozier just finished his extensive two-year sold-out world tour and was invited to screening of The Legend of Tarzan with the outlook of writing a song for the movie. “I was excited about the opportunity and the challenge of writing for this film project. After viewing an early edit, I was struck by the theme of endurance, and endurance of love through such a hostile environment. I wanted the song to be an intimate reassurance as spoken from one lover to another—one that might be issued in hardship or doubt.’’
The song pulsates, with the momentum of a man swinging from a vine. It begins cryptically with the first verse into the chorus, “I once kneeled in shaking thrill I chase the memory of it still, of every chill chided by that silence of a hush sublime, blind to the purpose of the brute divine, but you were mine, staring in the blackness at some distant star, the thrill of knowing how alone we are, unknown we are, to the wild and to the both of us, I confessed the longing I was dreaming of, some better love, there’s no better love, beckons above me and there’s no better love, that has ever loved me, there’s no better love.” (Hozier, Better Love)
The deepness behind Hozier’s words is not a surprise. Hozier causes his audience to ponder the severe struggle between identifying the complex main character as animal or man; an animal or man struggling, in love, and living in a most dangerous environment. Hozier also brings the contemplation of the empty space (literal or metaphorical, you decide), that Tarzan is dwelling in to survive, to the forefront.
Famous Harry Potter Director (Harry Potter Films 5-8) David Yates directed The Legend of Tarzan, from a screenplay by Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer, with the story by Brewer and Cozad based on the original Tarzan stories created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Legendary producer Jerry Weintraub produced the film with David Barron, Alan Riche and Tony Ludwig. The executive producers include: Susan Ekins, Nikolas Korda, Keith Goldberg, Steve Mnuchin, David Yates, Mike Richardson and Bruce Berman.
“It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Robbie), at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the King of Belgium’s envoy, Leon Rom (Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.”
Opening on July 1, 2016, the film will be distributed in 2D and 3D in theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. This film has been rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence, some sensuality and brief rude dialogue.