Warner Bros’ ‘Tarzan’ Swinging Forward With Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie & July 2016 Release Date

By | Tuesday February 11, 2014 @ 11:30am PST

margot robbie tarzanAlexander Skarsgard tarzanAfter putting the brakes on their 3D live-action Tarzan pic last year, Warner Bros is charging ahead again with True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgård set to play the loinclothed Edgar Rice Burroughs hero. The pic, now in preproduction, will open on July 1, 2016, the studio said today. warner_bros_logo-2__130321233618__130419003343__131121204956__131213030736__140121202406Skarsgård was attached to star in the David Yates-helmed pic when the studio cautiously stalled plans to move forward last spring. At the time Jessica Chastain was circling the female lead, but now the Jane role has gone to Margot Robbie who had a breakout turn in Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street this fall.

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Tarzan will tell the familiar tale of the eponymous hero, orphaned as a baby and raised in the jungle, who returns to urban London as a man. Samuel L. Jackson and his Django Unchained co-star Christoph Waltz will also star. Jerry Weintraub, David Barron and Alan Riche are producing. Read More »

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‘Tarzan’ Dying On The Vine At Warner Bros?

By | Wednesday April 10, 2013 @ 1:02pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Alexander SkarsgardEXCLUSIVE: Things are not looking very good right now for Tarzan, the re-imagining of the Edgar Rice Burroughs tale that has Harry Potter helmer David Yates preparing to make it this year, with True Blood‘s Alexander Read More »

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Director Talk: David Yates For ‘Tarzan,’ Christopher McQuarrie For ‘Without Remorse’

Mike Fleming

No deals have been made, but I am hearing that things are getting serious between Warner Bros and Harry Potter director David Yates on Tarzan, the long … Read More »

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‘Twilight Saga’s Kellan Lutz To Play Tarzan In Constantin Movie

By | Thursday May 3, 2012 @ 6:18pm PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Twilight Saga‘s Kellan Lutz will star as Tarzan in the Constantin film that will be directed by Reinhard Klooss (Animals United). The film is fully animated CGI with motion capture. Written by by Jessica Postigo, Yoni Brenner (Ice Age: Read More »

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Craig Brewer Makes ‘Tarzan’ Deal, Writing Ape Man Saga As Trilogy

By | Thursday June 2, 2011 @ 9:48am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros has locked Craig Brewer into a deal to write and direct a new installment of Tarzan. Brewer has come up with a take that tells the Tarzan story over three films. He hopes the first one will … Read More »

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Warner Bros Has One, Maybe Two Tarzan Pic Swinging From The Vine

By | Friday May 6, 2011 @ 10:41am PDT
Mike Fleming

Warner Bros has been trying to get its Tarzan movie up and running for several years. Now, I’m hearing that the studios is trying again, and word on the vine is they might well commission two separate scripts that’ll be … Read More »

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