TARZAN Reboot Won't Go Into Production Until 2014; Jamie Foxx WAS In Talks For Unknown Role
David Yates is still attached to direct Tarzan for Warner Bros., but production on the movie has been shut down due to concerns about the budget. That means it's been pushed back to next year, while it has also been revealed that Jamie Foxx was in talks for a lead role.
Deadline reports that David Yates' planned reboot of the Tarzan franchise has run into trouble as Warner Bros. has today made the decision to halt production. The reimagining of the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs tale had Alexander Skarsgard attached to play the title role, while Jessica Chastain was said to be in talks to play Jane. It sounds as if the reason for this is due to budgetary concerns, a problem which also plagued The Lone Ranger during its early stages. Whether this project can be saved or if it will go the same way as Akira and Paradise Lost remains to be seen. The site adds that the studio were courting Jamie Foxx to play the third lead, but no deal was put in place. Warner Bros. are hoping to try again next year, but had never actually green lit the film.
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