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Guillermo del Toro to direct "Tarzan"
By Karl Schneider
December 15, 2006
Director Guillermo del Toro (right) with a Reaper on the set of BLADE II
© 2002 New Line Productions
According to Variety, Warner Bros and Jerry Weintraub are developing a new take on Tarzan
and are negotiating with Guillermo del Toro with regards to the directors chair.
"I'd love to create a new version that is still a family movie, but as edgy as I can make it," Del Toro said. "There are strong themes of survival of a defenseless child left behind in the most hostile environment."
John Collee (Master and Commander) is in talks to write the screenplay and Del Toro says he won't meddle or help.
I'm not really sure what to think about this. On one hand, Del Toro is one hell of a director and a darker Tarzan could be interesting. On the other hand, Del Toro isn't writing or even helping with the script and I got my fill of boar hunts with Apocalypto
. I just can't seem to imagine a plot that would interest me, but a solid trailer and good reviews will get my rear into the theaters. I'll wait and see on this one.
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