Me Tarzan. You Jane. Both Sexy. Buy Ticket. There's probably a lot more to David Yates's "The Legend of Tarzan," which comes out July 1, 2016, but the first two photos of stars Alexander Skarsgård and Margot Robbie are so steamy they could pass for Harlequin romance covers.

Skarsgard's "True Blood" co-star Joe Manganiello might even envy these ab shots:


USA Today shared the first look at the Edgar Rice Burroughs story adaptation, noting that this film from the "Harry Potter" director takes a very different approach than we've seen before. As they explained, we meet John Clayton III (Skarsgard), Lord Greystoke, a decade removed from his home in the Congo and fully entrenched as a British gentleman in 1880s Victorian London, with his wife Jane (Robbie) by his side. Then he returns to the Congo and his new adventure beings. "It's almost the opposite of the classic tale, where it's about taming the beast," Skarsgard told USA Today. "This is about a man who's holding back and slowly as you peel off the layers, he reverts back to a more animalistic state and lets that side of his personality out."

Jane is also an active, not passive, player in this version; director David Yates described Margot Robbie's Jane as a "really strong, assertive, beautifully knowledgeable, very sexy modern woman who can more than look after herself."

"The Legend of Tarzan" also stars Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, and Djimon Hounsou-- so it's not just a Harlequin adventure story, it's half a Tarantino film. What do you think of it so far?

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