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 â€“ 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 â€“ which never happened, and hopefully, never will) with writer Stuart Beattie (â€œCollateralâ€, â€œG.I Joeâ€) 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?