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David Yates has started looking for his Tarzan star

Nov. 7, 2012by: Alex Maidy
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David Yates, director of the last four Harry Potter movies, has committed to making a new version of TARZAN his next project. The film is setup at Warner Bros. and Yates is already looking for his Ape Man. Rumored candidates include Henry Cavill, Alexander Skarsgard, Charlie Hunnam, and Tom Hardy.

Screen Rant reports that the script comes from either Adam Cozad (JACK RYAN) or Craig Brewer (HUSTLE & FLOW) who both wrote versions for the studio. It is also possible that Yates may have worked on a new version since then. Either way, it is too early to tell if this is going to be a "reimagined" Tarzan or just a new version of the classic tale.

The last TARZAN was the Disney version. Prior to that, the biggest studio release was GREYSTOKE featuring Christopher Lambert in the title role. The film has enjoyed varied success over the years, mainly back in the 1940s and 1950s.

Yates is a decent director. I did not feel he brought anything ground-breaking to his Harry Potter direction, but it was not awful either. In recent years, he has been attached to a remake of THE STAND, a DOCTOR WHO movie, and an Al Capone biopic. This could be a big success or a huge JOHN CARTER level flop if Warner Bros. does not do a good job with casting or marketing.

Source: Vulture

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12:42PM on 11/08/2012
I can't decide. Could they make this work in modern times? Yes? No?
I can't decide. Could they make this work in modern times? Yes? No?
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11:35AM on 11/08/2012
The only actor in the potential list that might work is Cavill. NOOO on the others. I would hope they find the perfect no name for this - Tarzan is an icion and having established actors bring their baggage is bad news.
The only actor in the potential list that might work is Cavill. NOOO on the others. I would hope they find the perfect no name for this - Tarzan is an icion and having established actors bring their baggage is bad news.
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11:16AM on 11/08/2012
Meh. It might be cool to see an action version of Tarzan with him fighting mutated monkeys and dinosaurs, but since every movie today is the start of a trilogy (ugh), it will probably play safe and rehash the well known origin story.
Meh. It might be cool to see an action version of Tarzan with him fighting mutated monkeys and dinosaurs, but since every movie today is the start of a trilogy (ugh), it will probably play safe and rehash the well known origin story.
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6:50AM on 11/08/2012
Finally a (hopefully) decent reboot / remake of Tarzan.....With the source materials as old, as many and as popular as there are, it was long overdue!
Finally a (hopefully) decent reboot / remake of Tarzan.....With the source materials as old, as many and as popular as there are, it was long overdue!
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8:13PM on 11/07/2012
Tarzan Begins?
Tarzan Begins?
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7:43PM on 11/07/2012
I think this could be good.
I think this could be good.
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