In a world full of remakes and competing projects, you can now add Tarzan to the list!
Kellan Lutz (Twilight) and Spencer Locke (Resident Evil films) are set to play Tarzan and Jane in Tarzan 3D, directed by Reinhard Klooss and Holger Tappe. The Constantin Film project will be taking Edgar Rice Burrough‘s original jungle character and updating him with not only new technology, but new composition as well.
According to Coming Soon, instead of having Tarzan’s parents marooned on the island with their child, they plan on killing them off in said plane crash. The movie’s villain has an interesting twist as well. The CEO of Greystone Energies will be the movie’s villain. While no name has been listed, his character will take over the company from Tarzan’s parents.
Furthermore, Jane will be the daughter of an African guide. She is committed to conserving and preserving the African jungle. Eventually, she begins to work alongside Tarzan in order to defeat the mercenary army.
The film will also use performance capture movie technology, similar to what we saw in The Adventures of Tin-Tin (2011), Avatar (2009), and The Polar Express (2004).
Meanwhile, remember not to get this version confused with the live-action version of the story from Warner Bros. They’re two completely different projects.
The last successful Tarzan film came from Disney and as beloved as the character is, he’s seen some huge flops over the past few decades. Regardless of how the studios handle the medium, hopefully one of them make audiences care about Tarzan once more.