Rumble in the Jungle


Stephen Sommers has his sights set on a rumble in the jungle.

The director has announced his intention to bring Tarzan back to the silver screen – something quite a few other filmmakers have attempted over the past couple of years (most famously, the Coen Brothers wanted to cast Billy Bob Thornton in their planned Lord of the Jungle film – which never happened, and hopefully, never will) with writer Stuart Beattie (“Collateral”, “G.I Joe”) working on the script.

Warner Bros. and Jerry Weintraub have been developing “Tarzan” since 2003, when John August was hired to pen a new take on the Edgar Rice Burroughs-created character. Two years ago, the studio was negotiating with Guillermo del Toro to direct.

Just one question : Didn’t Shia LaBeouf already play Tarzan this year? Are they aware of this?