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on 3D performance capture film

By Robert T. Trate     May 07, 2012
Source: Hollywood Reporter

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.


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freestrike 5/7/2012 9:44:06 AM

They let the director of Resident Evil take on Tarzan?  They should be shot!

Wiseguy 5/7/2012 9:45:21 AM

Am I the only excited about this? The moment I heard this was moving forward I grinned. I'm just too easy to win over I guess

Anyway I'm happy. I hope they render a rich luscious and dark jungle ala King Kong's sans the giant creatures.

Wiseguy 5/7/2012 9:52:57 AM

freestrike no you got that wrong. The female lead is an actress from RE. The director is this newbie Kloos. imdb has him directing a few things I believe all are foreign so new to us but at least has experience in the industry.

dalgoda 5/7/2012 10:01:58 AM

I'm excited about it as well Wise.  I just hope it's as good as John Carter as a film and does better at the box office.  I'm a sucker for ERB stuff.

tmswyrb 5/7/2012 10:20:03 AM

 I hope they stick closer to the original source material.. Tarzan was very smart, spoke English and taught himself to read.. He wasn't an "ape with in a loin cloth", like he's ALWAYS been portrayed...

Higgy 5/7/2012 10:32:33 AM

Lutz?  Really?  Blah.  I'd be excited if they cast someone better.

Wiseguy 5/7/2012 10:39:26 AM

Yeah Higgy but it's a motion capture film so we won't be seeing Lutz in the literal sense

OmegaDean 5/7/2012 12:17:51 PM

I'm excited Wise, very much so.

As far as them casting Kellan Lutz... give the Kid a chance. He's got the size and build for the character. All we've really seen him is those Horribly directed and written twilight movies. He may actually have a little talent. I mean I watch Abducted the other day with Taylor Lautner and it turned out to be not half bad. Give the kid a few more vehicles don't include emo angst and he might turn out to be a good actor.


millean 5/7/2012 12:45:08 PM

It would be cool if they had a John Carter easter egg of some kind...

BunyonSnipe 5/7/2012 1:55:32 PM

Errrrgh I would love to see a Tarzan closer to the books, where he did everything from travel to the earth's core to flying fighters in WW2...


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