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David Yates' Tarzan is shutting down their production office, Warner Bros may try again next year

Apr. 10, 2013by: Alex Maidy

David Yates' ambitious TARZAN is shutting down according to Deadline. The production office setup for the film at Warner Bros has been closed and all plans to try and mount the production this year are seemingly off. Those involved at the studio say that the movie is not cancelled and Yates may attempt to try again in 2014.

The movie looks to have suffered from a swelling budget that the studio was wary of in a year where they already have a lot of big projects in the works. TRUE BLOOD star Alexander Skarsgard was tied to the title role of the Ape Man with Jessica Chastain and Jamie Foxx in contention for supporting roles. The reboot was rumored to follow this plot:

Years after hes re-assimilated into society, [John Clayton III, a.k.a. Tarzan] is asked by Queen Victoria to investigate the goings-on in the Congo. Tarzan teams with an ex-mercenary named George Washington Williams to save the Congo from a fierce warlord who controls a massive diamond mine.

TARZAN is a recognizable name and a definite franchise starter, but with that other Edgar Rice Burroughs character JOHN CARTER flopping last year, WB had to be extra cautious. With them going as far to shut this rumored $130 million project down temporarily, I doubt it will be coming back in this incarnation any time soon.

Extra Tidbit: That video is gonna haunt your brain for days. Bwoo haa haa haa!
Source: Deadline

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3:07AM on 02/13/2014
I'm hoping this new Tarzan movie will not be like anything that has been done in the past. They gotta get completely away from the old image created by Weissmuller at MGM in the 1930s. They gotta go back to the source material and bring the character that Burroughs created to the screen. And the actor has to fit the role. Alexander Skarsgard will not fit the role. He looks nothing like Tarzan. He's too thin. He's too pretty. He's not believable as an ape man. The closest I've seen to
I'm hoping this new Tarzan movie will not be like anything that has been done in the past. They gotta get completely away from the old image created by Weissmuller at MGM in the 1930s. They gotta go back to the source material and bring the character that Burroughs created to the screen. And the actor has to fit the role. Alexander Skarsgard will not fit the role. He looks nothing like Tarzan. He's too thin. He's too pretty. He's not believable as an ape man. The closest I've seen to the Tarzan image on screen is Jason Mamoa. But he's tattooed.
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7:51PM on 04/10/2013
This sucks. Was really looking forward to this. Hopefully it gets back on track because I think this film could be just as fun as John Carter.
This sucks. Was really looking forward to this. Hopefully it gets back on track because I think this film could be just as fun as John Carter.
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6:19PM on 04/10/2013
Good....Tarzan is a very stupid idea for a movie. The only good Tarzan movie and the only way it could have been good was the Disney version.
Good....Tarzan is a very stupid idea for a movie. The only good Tarzan movie and the only way it could have been good was the Disney version.
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5:51PM on 04/10/2013

Skarsgard as tarzan? NOOOOOOO

I never thought I would say this, but with Skarsgard as Lord Greystoke, I am glad it was shut down. He would have ruined the film. Don't get me wrong, good actor but not right for this part in ANY way.
I never thought I would say this, but with Skarsgard as Lord Greystoke, I am glad it was shut down. He would have ruined the film. Don't get me wrong, good actor but not right for this part in ANY way.
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