Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Alexander Skarsgard Top Choice For Tarzan
After hearing from one Tarzan comes word of a potential another. Variety is reporting that True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard is director David Yates' top pick for Warner Bros' upcoming live action version of the ape-man http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118062211?refCatId=13. The article also has a plot description and brace yourself ERB fans:
"John Clayton III, known around the world as the famous "ape man" Tarzan. Years after he's re-assimilated into society, he's 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."
Yeah. No word on Jane Porter but I guess we know not to expect a faithful adaptation. Variety is also reporting that Samuel L. Jackson is being eyed for the Williams part and that a green light should be coming soon to start filming next summer even though there is no official offer yet to either actor.