Tarzan has been languishing in the development dungeons of Warner Brothers Studios for years, but a few months back they reached a point where they had to relinquish the option or exercise it, and they chose to exercise (which means $$) — so now it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they have attached a director and seem to be moving forward with the project. David Yates, the director of the last four Harry Potter Movies, has committed to direct WB’s Tarzan and is allegedly already talking to up and comers like Henry Cavil, Charlie Hunnam, and True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard. The news first broke on Vulture.com and has been picked up elsewhere.
So . . . is a big budget tentpole reboot of Tarzan really in the works? Signs are beginning to point that way. I’m encouraged by this news.