David Yates Directing 'Tarzan', Maybe Wants Superman or Bane in It

November 7, 2012


The CGI avatar of Kellan Lutz is getting some loincloth-draped company.

David Yates, the director of the last four films of the Glasses Wizard series, has decided to mercifully help Warner Bros. out with a replacement franchise, reports Vulture. He's now attached to direct an adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan, a project Warner has had in the works since the last election, and had G.I. Joe's Stephen Sommers and later Black Snake Moan's Craig Brewer attached to direct. The studio previously never got past the scripting stage before zoning out to Phil Collins, but this time they seem to be eager to move forward, already meeting with a lineup of potential Tarzans that is said to include such seasoned shirtless dudes as True Blood's Alexander Skarsgård, Immortals and Man of Steel's Henry Cavill, Sons of Anarchy's Charlie Hunnam, and The Dark Knight Rises' Tom Hardy--though Hardy has apparently not yet agreed to meeting; he just seems like he'd be a good ape man. No word on who will play Rosie O'Donnell.

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