MUMBAI: The latest motion capture animated motion picture adaptation of Edgar Rice Burrough’s beloved Tarzan will be released in India by PVR Pictures on 18 April.
Commenting on the release of Tarzan, PVR president Kamal Gianchandani, states, “Tarzan is a family entertainer set to release in times when animated movies are the toast of the season. The story’s universal appeal coupled with state of the art special effects will undoubtedly win over Indian fans. We feel privileged to maintain our endeavor to bring the best of international titles to India.”
The film features the vocal talents of Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga) as Tarzan, Spencer Locke (Resident Evil), Jaime Ray Newman (Mind Games), Mark Deklin (Devious Maids) and Trevor St. Johns (One Life to Live) and is directed by Reinhard Klooss (Animals United).
The story of Tarzan, the ape-like protagonist begins with an expedition in the remote African jungle where in an unfortunate series of events, John Greystoke and his wife are killed in a helicopter crash while investigating a mysterious meteorite site. Only their young son J.J., nicknamed Tarzan, survives. A group of gorillas discover the boy in the wreckage and take him in as their own. Tarzan grows up learning the harsh laws of the jungle for nearly a decade until he encounters another human being - the courageous and beautiful young Jane Porter. It is love at first sight. But things get dangerous when William Clayton, who travels to Africa with Jane under false pretense, reveals his true - and greedy - intentions. Tarzan, now a man like no other, must use all his jungle instincts and intellect to protect his home and defend the woman he loves.