Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 69%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Magic Mike XXL Trailer Struts Onstage
It's not bro time, it's showtime
Emily VanCamp's Agent 13 Back For Captain America: Civil War
Reporting for duty
Jon Hamm Plans High Wire Act
Brad Anderson directing the '80s-set thriller
Beverly Hills Cop 4 Release Date Pulled
Axel Foley won't be returning quite yet
Ginnifer Goodwin Travels To Zootropolis
Jason Bateman is already in Disney's latest
Texas Chainsaw prequel adds Lili Taylor and Vanessa Grasse
Two more leads for Leatherface
Rosamund Pike, Jack O'Connell And More Board HHHH
Jason Clarke, Jack Reynor and Mia Wasikowska also join up
Meryl Streep Wants To Rock You In The Ricki And The Flash Trailer
Grammy Award voters, take note
Christoph Waltz Has The Worst Marriage In Georgetown
He'll make his directorial debut and star in the crime drama
Kevin James Finds True Memoirs Of An International Assassin
Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow will call the shots
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
TODAY
Christoph Waltz Has The Worst Marriage In Georgetown
He'll make his directorial debut and star in the crime drama
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
17 July 2017
Tarzan
01 June 2016
Spectre
23 October 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Big Eyes (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Zero Theorem (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Epic (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Christoph Waltz In Talks To Be Tarzan's Villain
He'll cause trouble for Alexander Skarsgard

27 September 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Though it seemed in April that Warner Bros. had decided to chop off the tree limb where David Yates’ Tarzan perched, it would appear that the studio is pressing ahead with the film after some contemplation time. According to Variety, Christoph Waltz is now in talks to play the villain.

Alexander Skarsgard is still attached to don a loincloth and play the man raised in the jungle who must protect his home from some great danger. And Yates remains in the director’s chair for the film, which has seen script work from John August, Cormac and Marianne Wibberley and, at last word, Adam Cozad.

While it seemed that troubles getting Jamie Foxx and Jessica Chastain to commit to the film stalled it, things are back on track, though Yates is still trying to lock down an actress to play Jane. He’s apparently considering the likes of Harry Potter collaborator Emma Watson and The Wolf Of Wall Street’s Margot Robbie. No offers have been sent out on that front, though.

If he signs, Waltz will likely be a military man threatening our hero, though the exact details of his character have yet to be confirmed. Warners has yet to officially greenlight the movie, so it’s far from a definite prospect, but gathering a cast will definitely help its chances.


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

Martin Freeman Set For Fargo TV Series
He'll star opposite Billy Bob Thornton
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
General Election 2015 Photoshop Special: Empire's Movie Cabinet
Vote for Smaug!

Chris Rock: Role By Role
The comedian talks us through his hits and misses

Film Studies 101: Being A Location Manager
Avengers: Age Of Ultron's Jamie Lengyel shares the tricks of the trade

10 Avengers: Age Of Ultron Secrets
Exclusive: Joss Whedon spills the beans on Empire's spoiler podcast

Updated! Stan Lee’s Marvel-lous Cameos – Now With Even More Cameos
From Daredevil to... Daredevil?

11 Of The Silliest Sesame Street Film Parodies
From Aveggies: Age Of Ultron to Big Birdman (and back again)

Richard Armitage Bids Farewell To The Hobbit
On goat-riding, keepsakes and saying goodbye to Thorin

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire Digital Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  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)