The Twilight star and Resident Evil actress will topline what will be a performance-capture 3D adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs jungle story.
Kellan Lutz, co-star of the Twilight movies, has signed on to star as the title character andSpencer Locke, perhaps best known for playing K-Mart in Constantin’s Resident Evilmovies, has nabbed the role of Jane Porter. The movie will be a performance-capture 3D production.
Reinhard Klooss is directing the movie with Kloos also producing with Robert Kulzer.
Klooss, Yoni Brenner and Jessica Postigo wrote the script, which updates the classicEdgar Rice Burroughs jungle hero. For example, Tarzan’s parents, billionaire adventurers, are now killed in airplane crash rather than being marooned with their child. And the movie’s villain is the CEO of Greystoke Energies, a man who took over the company from Tarzan’s deceased parents.
Comment: I haven’t been following this terribly closely but seems to be this is good news in ERB-land. Any kind of vote of confidence like this has to help. The performance capture 3D approach could produce a stunning result if well handled.