David Yates Confirmed To Direct Warner Bros.' TARZAN Adaptation

David Yates, who previously helmed the last four Harry Potter films for WB, has officially committed to the studio's Tarzan adaptation, which is said to be the director's next project. Additionally, Yates is meeting with up-and-coming actors such as Henry "Superman" Cavill.

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By Paul Romano - 11/7/2012


After spending several years in development with producer Jerry Weintraub (Ocean's Eleven) attached, Warner Bros.' big screen adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan finally has a director. According to Vulture, David Yates, who previously worked with WB on the last four Harry Potter movies, committed to the adaptation (which is said to be his next project) earlier this week. Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow) was previously interested in Tarzan before backing out. As for who may be playing the King of the Jungle, Vulture say that Yates is meeting with some up-and-coming actors such as Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood), Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim) and Henry Cavill (Man Of Steel). Additionally, WB want to have a meeting with Tom Hardy after the actor worked with the studio on Christopher Nolan's Inception and The Dark Knight Rises, but whether or not Hardy is interested in the project is currently unknown. Who do you want to see play Tarzan?









Source: Vulture
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JatevinM - 11/7/2012, 7:35 AM
I really want David Yates to direct the Doctor Strange movie.
DCjohnny - 11/7/2012, 7:35 AM
he would be perfect to direct the next batman movie ... or even justice league....
JYCowboy - 11/7/2012, 7:56 AM
Well, I hope it's good. If it starts a series, I wish they would show Tarzan's character growth from savage to educated noble.
Nomis1800 - 11/7/2012, 8:09 AM
CHARLIE HUNNAM for Aquaman!!! Yeeaaah!!
Mego - 11/7/2012, 8:10 AM
We must have a new Tarzan. We must!
There can never be too much Tarzan!
Jolt17 - 11/7/2012, 8:10 AM
Just if he met up with Henry Cavill to discuss about the Justice League movie...yeah, he's one of my top candidates by now. Either him, the Wachowskis, Brad Bird, or even Duncan Jones...one may dream!

As for Tarzan, has there been any details about the movie? I hope it sticks closer to Edgar Rice Burroughs' book. And I'd rather see a lesser-known name in the title role.
Graz - 11/7/2012, 8:13 AM
I will be upset if this goes better than John Carter. John Carter is the better Edgar Rice Burroughs character.
Optimus83 - 11/7/2012, 8:28 AM
Henry Cavill/Superman as Tarzan. ...¡¡¡Good!!!
Mrcool210 - 11/7/2012, 8:40 AM
david yates should do star wars episode 7 instead
Preston - 11/7/2012, 8:40 AM
A live action Tarzan is box office poison. Tarzan TV shows can't get more than a season, and his live-action outings have ended with meager box-office totals for the last 30 years. Edgar Rice Burroughs most popular box office creation is a thing of the past.

A guy swinging around in a lions-cloth was a hero suitable for the early 1900's. Updating Tarzan is sacrilegious to it's fan base (mostly guys in their 90's) and leaving him the same is unappealing to most people under 90. However, most updates have ended in failure.

He is best left to Disney's animation department.

TARZAN


Instead of trying to revive Tarzan, how about bringing Turok to life?



Turok


I don't know about you, but robots and dinosaurs are way more interesting than hunters and chimpanzees.
AlexDeLarge87 - 11/7/2012, 9:14 AM
I am very interested to see new Tarzan movie. You people forget the city of Opal, vicious Leopard Men. He has also faced dinosaurs, Cavemen and more fictional creatures like giant insects, Spiders, Snakes and tribes of Amazon Women, Birdmen and Monkeymen. Those are things i wanna see in new Tarzan movie. More fantasy and adventure based storyline is must.

Henry Cavill would be great Tarzan.
AlexDeLarge87 - 11/7/2012, 9:16 AM
Wormwood@ Turok would be awesome in the big screen.
EpicMan - 11/7/2012, 10:46 AM
@ NOMIS that is great all i can think of though when i see that picture is "there can be only one"
Ancar - 11/7/2012, 11:04 AM
Bringing Tarzan then Turok will come - and Flash Gordon, The Phantom, Mandrake.
Knight00769 - 11/7/2012, 11:15 AM
@NOMIS Being a fan of Burroughs and Tarzan since I can remember, I agreee with you 100% that Greystoke was and still is the best Tarzan movie made to date. My hope is that they treat the property with respect to both the author and the character.
Kevwebsz - 11/7/2012, 11:17 AM
He must....grind....the trees
JULEZ13 - 11/7/2012, 1:36 PM
I really would like to see a successful live-action Tarzan movie for my generation. Disney nailed it, but it could be so much more different if it were PG13.

Cavill is by far the best actor for the part in that category.

Skaarsgaard would be better for the antagonist (if its anything like the guy from the Disney movie, AS could play that role.) Plus, Cavill is already the right build for Tarzan.
Ranger14 - 11/7/2012, 4:14 PM
Funny, I decided to recently watch Tarzan, The Epic Adventures on Hulu. Lara actually made a pretty decent Tarzan with his look and physical acting. Not the greatest actor in the world.

If there is a live action Tarzan, I would want to see some of the fantastical/mysterious aspects of Africa, or at least a subtle nod to it for potential sequels. I wouldn't be opposed to Momoa, but probably too close to the Conan character though.
Navyblue8 - 11/7/2012, 5:43 PM
@Julez13.. As new member of CBM here as strong superman fan. I agree with you 100% I would be glad if when Henry Cavill get new job of the role for Tarzan! I believe he will be great in Man of Steel and Tarzan if when he get it... I always a fan of yours (Julez13) and LP4 and others who's true superman fan while. I'm so glad you're great support for Henry Cavil as Superman in Man of Steel always.
MrCameron - 11/7/2012, 8:08 PM
AWESOME! I've been reading the first Tarzan book and I hope they stick close to the brutal source material. They've got a great director attatched and are considering some great actors (though I'd rather have Skarsgard as Clayton). Just great news all around.
JULEZ13 - 11/7/2012, 9:20 PM
@Navyblue8: Thanks! Glad to hear we are getting more Superman fans here! I'm sure LP4 feels the same!
He's a great actor and basically has a certain look that he can play almost any character! He'd be pretty perfect for Tarzan!
Oh, and welcome to CBM! ;D
Navyblue8 - 11/7/2012, 9:52 PM
@Julez13: I'm so glad hear from you. Really I'm happy hear of your comments to me... I miss LP4 because I did read him's comments lot before as long time that I know him more. I love him's comments for great support about Man of Steel news even yours.. I remember you joined in CBM as big news of Henry Cavil joined the role of Superman in Man of Steel by many comments lot here in CBM before.
Navyblue8 - 11/7/2012, 10:03 PM
@Julez13: Welcome always.. Thank you!
Hitboyj - 11/7/2012, 10:56 PM
Reboots are the in thing ppl
dnno1 - 2/25/2013, 5:36 PM

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