Warner Bros is developing a new Tarzan movie. Wait … it gets better.
Not one but two different screenwriters, Adam Cozad (the Jack Ryan reboot and “Archangel”) and Craig Brewer (“Black Snake Moan”), will pen separate screenplays about the boy raised by gorillas. The one Warner Bros. likes best will be produced into a film.
Before you groan too loudly, know that this project may not get off the ground any time soon. Back in 2006, Warner Bros. attempted to bring its version of Tarzan to the big screen with Guillermo Del Toro directing. When that fell through, two years later, Warner Bros., along with producer Jerry Weintraub, tried again with Stephen Sommers at the helm.
Which brings us to today.
Cozad and Brewer are interesting choices. Given their previous work, one can assume this new version of Tarzan will be dark and edgy. However, will audiences embrace another Tarzan? By now, it’s obvious Hollywood would rather produce films they feel will turn a profit like remakes than take a risk on something original. Given that some remakes have done well at the box office, I don’t see this trend ending anytime soon.
If this new re-invention of Tarzan does come to fruition, I just hope it doesn’t turn out like this …
I think I’ll just watch the animated version instead …
Or “Tarzan the Ape Man.” Not the mediocre version with Bo Derek, but the original …
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