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.

2 comments:

pohjanakka said...

Oh dear...

Anonymous said...

I suppose Mr. Skarsgard wouldn't be a bad choice if he has the right body and hair by the time the filming starts. Oh, can't forget the black hair either.
I thought the WB people were going for another adaptation of the first original novel? Perhaps Craig Brewer changed his mind... But an original Tarzan adventure would be amazing! It's about time our man of the jungle got a really good movie. Just remember who Tarzan really is, movie people. Cross your fingers, everybody!