Director David Yates shepherded the Harry Potter franchise through its final four installments. Now, one year after the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows–Part 2, Yates has nailed down his next project: A new film about Tarzan, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ ferocious tree-swinging wild man. A source close to the production has confirmed the initial report by Vulture that Yates is onboard to helm the new Tarzan. The character has a long cinematic history, from the silent movies through the Johnny Weissmuller era all the way to Disney’s animated Tarzan in 1999. David Yates’ Tarzan film comes fromWarner Bros, which also produced the Potter series.
After John Carter of Mars, Tarzan marks the second Burroughs creation to get the bigscreen blockbuster treatment. Could a Pellucidar movie be far behind? Get after it, Guillermo Del Toro!
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Ask Darren about David Yates (Deathly Hallows Part 1 was better), or Edgar Rice Burroughs (The John Carter books are really good!), or Tarzan casting possibilities (Hemsworth, duh.)