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Tarzan Casting Begins
on 3D performance capture film
By Robert T. Trate
May 07, 2012
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Tarzan swings backs into theaters
Constantin Film’s Tarzan movie has been quietly been in development but is now entering the casting stage. Kellan Lutz, co-star of the Twilight movies, has signed on to star as the title character and Spencer Locke, perhaps best known for playing K-Mart in Constantin’s Resident Evil movies, 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 classic Edgar 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.
In the script, Jane is the daughter of an African guide and is committed to the conservation and preservation of the African jungle. She eventually works with Tarzan to defeat the mercenary army of Greystoke Energies.
Lutz plays Emmett Cullen in the Twilight franchise, the last installment of which is set for release in November.
Thanks to Wiseguy for the submission.