Competing Tarzan movie announced

Back when it was announced that Stephen Sommers (Van Helsing) would direct a new Tarzan movie, I expressed my faith in the project but it now seems it will be competing against what will probably be a much better film as one of my favorite directors, Christophe Gans (Silent Hill), has signed on to direct Lord Of The Apes, putting his adaptation of the video game Onimusha and his planned Charles XII Of Sweden biopic Le Cavalier Suèdois (literally The Swedish Rider) on the backburner. Filming will start in February.

Lord Of The Apes will be a retelling of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ source novel Tarzan Of The Apes, but told from the point of view of Jane Porter, Tarzan’s infamous love interest, the girl who discovers the ape man in the African jungle and brings him back to the civilised world. According to producer Thomas Langmann (the live-action Asterix films), actresses Natalie Portman (The Other Boleyn Girl) and Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose) are in consideration to play Jane (Nat please!). As for Tarzan, who knows, but rumors point to Gans regular Mark Dacascos (Code Name: The Cleaner).


2 thoughts on “Competing Tarzan movie announced


    Christophe Gans is going to direct the Tarzan movie,yeah right he should stick to making the movie The Swedish Cavalier (Le Cavalier Suedois),he’s also working on the video game movie Onimusha that he needs to make the movie and it needs to be dark and gritty and the screenwriters need to write the script to follow Onimusha Warlords.
    So If Gans could do Tarzan film he will screw it up or make it a good movie.
    Thank you.

  2. I think they have to make Tarzan back to his root like Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan and combine with CGI. Just like Tarzan going into prehistoric times and meet dinosaurs. It must be cool!

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