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Warner Bros Gives Tarzan The Chop
Edgar Rice buried?

11 April 2013  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Deadline Hollywood

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Edgar Rice Burroughs may have been a master storyteller who pretty much fathered our modern-day genres of fantasy and sci-fi, but he's sure as heck having a rough time in Tinseltown at the moment. Tarzan, his best-known character ahead of John Carter, was swinging towards the big screen at a rate of knots with Alexander Skarsgård attached and David Yates behind the camera. Not any more.

Deadline
reports that the production has been mothballed, at least for the time being, with concerns over budget and rumoured difficulties persuading Jamie Foxx to sign up as third lead alongside Skarsgård and Jessica Chastain.

Fans of the loin-clothed vine-botherer have no long-term cause for despair, though. Deadline reports that Warner Bros. is still looking at 2014 as a possible start date and Yates remains on board.

The production was never officially greenlit so Tarzan remained filed under 'franchise-in-waiting'. And with Adam Cozad and Footloose director Craig Brewer commissioned to develop competing scripts, it's one Warners will definitely want to revisit.


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