Friday, May 4, 2012

Kellan Lutz and Spencer Locke Cast in Tarzan 3D

I decided to update the original post. According to the Hollywood Reporter's HeatVision Blog, actor Kellan Lutz (best known for the Twilight franchise and the recent Immortals) and actress Spencer Locke (from the Resident Evil series) have been cast to play Tarzan and Jane via motion capture for the upcoming CGI Tarzan 3D project . The site also reveals the plot: "Tarzan’s parents, billionaire adventurers, are now killed in airplane crash rather than being marooned with their child. And the movie’s villain is the CEO of Greystoke Energies, a man who took over the company from Tarzan’s deceased parents.
In the script, Jane is the daughter of an African guide and is committed to the conservation and preservation of the African jungle. She eventually works with Tarzan to defeat the mercenary army of Greystoke Energies." No word yet on a release date so keep an eye here for more information.


Kent G. Hare said...

Yes, I will keep an eye out for it, if only to avoid it. That description sounds awful.

Kent G. Hare said...

... Although, on further consideration, as Dotar Sojat observes when taking notice of this, the fact that the powers that be are still willing to tap the ERB properties after the perceived "flop" of JC is itself good news. A really BAD outcome, however, would be something like this being incredibly successful and the lesson being taken that only this kind of barely recognizable "modernizations" of ERB will fly with modern audiences.