The Kidd here...
I've been hearing of a new version of TARZAN being in development over at Warner Bros. for at least the past 15 years, and yet for all the work that was poured into it, the revival of the famed brand never seemed to get beyond the conceptual stage... that is, until now.
With HARRY POTTER veteran director David Yates all set to get behind the camera for a production start next summer, a push is being made to secure talent for the titular character, and if Yates gets his way, that responsibility would fall to TRUE BLOOD's Alexander Skarsgard.
Per Variety, Skarsgard is Yates' top choice for the role, emerging from a group that also featured Henry Cavill, Tom Hardy (who now has something else lined up) and PACIFIC RIM's Charlie Hunnam.
If this all goes through, Skarsgard would becpme Thomas Clayton III, who, years after re-assimilating back into society would head into the Congo on behalf of Queen Victoria to look into the dealings of a dangerous warlord who controls a large diamond mine.
As for Samuel L. Jackson's involvement, Yates is hoping to land the actor to play George Washington Williams, an ex-mercenary sidekick of sorts who heads into the Congo with Tarzan on this adventure.
Alright... now who plays Jane?
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