Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: Get 12 Issues For £25
Buy the perfect Christmas present this year
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
24 December 2014
Andy Serkis Takes Us Inside The Imaginarium
The actor-director gives us a tour of his state-of-the-art studio
Sony To Release The Interview After All
Update: US cinemas get limited roll-out
More Movie News

Tarzan Goes 3D
Jungle hero gets new ‘toon

09 August 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Who says older ideas can’t leap on the 3D bandwagon? It’s not really a surprise to learn that Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan, which has been adapted across all sorts of media in the years since the first book was published in 1912, is now the subject of a 3D animated film from the producers of the Resident Evil franchise.

Constantin Film’s Robert Kulzer has nabbed the rights to the novels from Burroughs’ estate and will likely kick off with a new take on Tarzan of the Apes, the tale that introduced the swinging bachelor (and later mate for city girl Jane) to the world.

Surely everyone knows his origin story by now, but just in case: he’s born to a pair of English aristocrats who become stranded in Africa’s dense jungle and then, very inconveniently, die. Our hero is raised by apes and learns the ways of the environment before discovering his true background when he stumbles on his parents’ cabin.

Tarzan is one of those characters who, like Robin Hood, has alwatys been prime source material. He's still probably best known for the 1930s Johnny Weissmuller movies and, to a lesser extent, Greystoke. Disney did decent business with their animated version and Warner Bros. has been trying to get a new film swinging through development for seven years now.

According to Variety, Constantin will work with director/producer and possible future Die Hard villain name Reinhard Klooss, who has just made CG ‘toon Animals United.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Goldenberg Writing Green Lantern 2
Harry Potter 5 man gets gig
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

Whoopee!
No need to look for new ideas, when you can just keep remaking the old stories again and again and again and again - only this time in CGI-3D. More

Posted by Lemure at 09:34 on 10 August 2010 | Report This Post

Not Again!
I think its stupid to make a new 'Tarzan' movie. Fair enough if it was a live action version but its an animation (CGI i think...correct me if i'm wrong) when Disney made a sel-animation version recently (1999) I love the Disney version and if that did so well and if people love it why feel the need to remake it again in animation form. Its too soona nd the think the form of animation used is stupid as there is already an animation adaptation. More

Posted by Fanaticmouse at 08:38 on 10 August 2010 | Report This Post

Borrrring
No problem with another Tarzan effort, but is 3D not the most boring and repetitive 'trick' we've ever had? I've yet to see a movie where 3D truely adds the experience. Yes, certainly, it has at times being exciting- but in the sober light of day, it has only served to mask a movie's weakness. It's all been a gimmick, and to me seems no better than smell-o-vision or high school musicals: a desperate attempt to make something out of nothing. Tarzan would just be the latest victim. More

Posted by paddyofarrell at 00:36 on 10 August 2010 | Report This Post

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 69% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Three Favourite Scenes Of 2014
A hat-trick of moneyshots from the last 12 months

The 32 Funniest Movie Moments Of The Year
2014's side-splittingest scenes

The 10 Best Games Of The Year
2014's top pixel-pushers duke it out for the number one slot

Dan Stevens: The Breakout Star Of 2014
We congratulate The Guest star on his year to remember

The 15 Most Memorable Character Deaths Of The Year
2014’s RIP honour roll

Watch: Night At The Museum's Cast Share Their Favourite Robin Williams Performance
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Ben Kingsley pay tribute to the actor

Watch: Jack O'Connell And Luke Treadaway Talk Unbroken
On POWs, panto and how to name your bomber

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)