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Tarzan getting his own trilogy from Craig Brewer

Jun. 2, 2011by:

Back before the vast majority of us were born, Tarzan one was one of the most impressive heroes of the silver screen. Almost a century later after appearing in his first novel, the ape man is coming back in a non-Disney fashion.

Rather Craig Brewer is going to write and direct a new trilogy about the jungle man for Warner Bros. I didn't recognize his name right off the bat either, but he's the director of HUSTLE AND FLOW, BLACK SNAKE MOAN and the upcoming FOOTLOOSE remake.

Warners is determined to relaunch the Tarzan franchise because well, it's a potential franchise, and any profitable one is usually a cash cow with an unlimited number of sequels to follow. They're only talking about a trilogy now, but if there's one thing we've learned, it's that a money making series will keep spawning installments forever.

So how does one update Tarzan for modern audiences? Shia LaBeouf swinging through vines was arguably the worst part of KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL, so what will he have to do to be relevant to today's audiences to work as a primal action hero?

Extra Tidbit: Why yes, in 2003 there WAS an eight episode series about Tarzan on the WB that got cancelled (as seen in the pic).
Source: Deadline

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7:49AM on 06/03/2011

CRAIG BREWER?!?!

I love Hustle & Flo, Black Snake Moan is almost as good. I have been wondering what happened to this talented man after Footloose seems to be stuck in limbo (or did they actually make it?). Anyway, I NEVER would've pictured Brewer as a director to take on the frickin' Tarzan story.

Here's the one thing that might help update Tarzan, less cgi, or at least cgi on a par with the upcoming Rise of the Apes movie.
I love Hustle & Flo, Black Snake Moan is almost as good. I have been wondering what happened to this talented man after Footloose seems to be stuck in limbo (or did they actually make it?). Anyway, I NEVER would've pictured Brewer as a director to take on the frickin' Tarzan story.

Here's the one thing that might help update Tarzan, less cgi, or at least cgi on a par with the upcoming Rise of the Apes movie.
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6:22AM on 06/03/2011
The original Tarzan books are quite good and I love classic characters, without them we wouldnt have Batman and Superman etc. Ill give any character a chance. Lets see what they can come up with before we all say it sucks.

I am really shocked that the mere mention of Tarzan has gotten negative feedback I mean come on, nothing has happened yet, they are just talking about making a new Tarzan, how can that be negative? If it turns out crap then its crap, but the idea of doing something
The original Tarzan books are quite good and I love classic characters, without them we wouldnt have Batman and Superman etc. Ill give any character a chance. Lets see what they can come up with before we all say it sucks.

I am really shocked that the mere mention of Tarzan has gotten negative feedback I mean come on, nothing has happened yet, they are just talking about making a new Tarzan, how can that be negative? If it turns out crap then its crap, but the idea of doing something with Tarzan isnt crap.
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12:14AM on 06/03/2011

The movie event

nobody is waiting for.
nobody is waiting for.
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8:14PM on 06/02/2011
They should write three scripts, then split the last script into two movies.
They should write three scripts, then split the last script into two movies.
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6:24AM on 06/03/2011
hahaha - dont give them any ideas!
hahaha - dont give them any ideas!
6:59PM on 06/02/2011
Brewers a great director who I think should stick to his own original material. Black Snake Moan and Hustle & Flow were two of the best movies of 00s.
Brewers a great director who I think should stick to his own original material. Black Snake Moan and Hustle & Flow were two of the best movies of 00s.
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5:18PM on 06/02/2011
hmm call me crazy but i have never really been into Tarzan & the story is not that interesting even for one film much less 3 of them. He barely talks & sounds like a drunk caveman, will there be talking animals at least.
hmm call me crazy but i have never really been into Tarzan & the story is not that interesting even for one film much less 3 of them. He barely talks & sounds like a drunk caveman, will there be talking animals at least.
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9:31PM on 06/02/2011
Go read the books then come back when you actually know what you are talking about
Go read the books then come back when you actually know what you are talking about
3:55PM on 06/02/2011
I'm in as long as Brewer reteams with Three 6 Mafia to pen "It's Hard Out Here for a Chimp"
I'm in as long as Brewer reteams with Three 6 Mafia to pen "It's Hard Out Here for a Chimp"
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5:19PM on 06/02/2011
haha thats awesome
haha thats awesome
3:43PM on 06/02/2011
Craig Brewer hasn't made a bad film yet, but ten bucks says he ends up leaving this project.
Craig Brewer hasn't made a bad film yet, but ten bucks says he ends up leaving this project.
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3:33PM on 06/02/2011
Hey look! It's another one of those characters that someone makes a movie out of every few years! How original.
Hey look! It's another one of those characters that someone makes a movie out of every few years! How original.
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3:26PM on 06/02/2011
i like the lone ranger and robin hood. i wish they would do something good with these characters. i didn't see robin hood with russel crowe, 'cos i don't see him as a good robin. robin hood is supposed to be fun, not morose.
i like the lone ranger and robin hood. i wish they would do something good with these characters. i didn't see robin hood with russel crowe, 'cos i don't see him as a good robin. robin hood is supposed to be fun, not morose.
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3:26PM on 06/02/2011
I really couldn't care less about Tarzan. Also, what was the name of that TV series that put Tarzan in present day New York? I don't think it was the WB series from the extra tidbit but it was short lived also.
I really couldn't care less about Tarzan. Also, what was the name of that TV series that put Tarzan in present day New York? I don't think it was the WB series from the extra tidbit but it was short lived also.
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3:19PM on 06/02/2011

Tarzan, Zorro, Lone Ranger, Peter Pan, Robin Hood...

etc. Does anyone really give a crap about these characters anymore? enough already
etc. Does anyone really give a crap about these characters anymore? enough already
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9:32PM on 06/02/2011
Umm yea, lots of people do actually.
Umm yea, lots of people do actually.
6:25AM on 06/03/2011
I assume then that you hate Batman – cause Batman is Zorro.
I assume then that you hate Batman – cause Batman is Zorro.
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