HOLLYWOOD movie-makers descended on Brightlingsea to shoot a new Tarzan blockbuster – but the stars were nowhere to be seen.

Warner Brothers film crews were at the Shipyard Estate to shoot water scenes in Brightlingsea Creek.

Tarzan, which is not due for release until 2016, stars Hollywood A-lister Samuel L Jackson and Wolf of Wall Street actress Margot Robbie.

Onlookers said there was no sign of the film’s high-profile stars during last week’s brief visit.

Morgan Marine’s yard was used as a base by producers.

Company director Steve Morgan said: “They went out on boats to do the filming, so we never saw any actors.”

The Brightlingsea water scenes will be transformed, using special effects, to create an African jungle setting for the Tarzan story.

The 3D blockbuster is being directed by David Yates, who made four of the Harry Potter films.

The title role is expected to be played by Alexander Skarsgård, of TV vampire show True Blood fame.