The more realistic you make the story of Tarzan, the more brutal it gets. Very sad.
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes is a 1984 British film directed by Hugh Hudson and based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel Tarzan of the Apes (1912). Christopher Lambert stars as Tarzan (though the name Tarzan is never used in the film's dialogue) and Andie MacDowell as Jane; the cast also includes Sir Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm, James Fox, Cheryl Campbell, and Ian Charleson.
The film received Academy Award nominations for "Best Supporting Actor" (Richardson), "Best Adapted Screenplay" and "Best Makeup".
The heir to the Earl of Greystoke (Paul Geoffrey) and his wife Alice (Cheryl Campbell) are marooned in Africa. Lady Greystoke gives birth to a son, then she dies and her husband is killed by an ape. Their infant son is adopted and reared by a family of chimpanzees as he grows up naked, wild, and free.
At age 5, Tarzan (Danny Potts) tries to fit in with his ape family. When a black panther attacks, he manages to learn how to swim in order to evade it while another chimp...