If anyone can pull off a fresh, butt-kicking adaptation of Burroughs' story, it's del Toro (or Peter Jackson). Hope this happens.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Del Toro to direct new Tarzan flick?
This is about a month old, but I just ran across it as I was catching up from all the news over the holidays. Variety has reported that Warner Brothers is talking to Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth) about directing a new Tarzan movie. Jerry Weintraub (The Avengers, Ocean's Eleven) would produce and they're talking with John Collee (Master and Commander: Far Side of the World) about writing the script. Apparently, del Toro is interested and sees a fresh take on the character by going back to Edgar Rice Burroughs' original story.