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Warner Bros. and director David Yates are hard at work putting together a new incarnation of the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs tale of Tarzan. Though it’s still in the very early stages, it looks like they’ve even got a release date all lined up. If you want to see this new jungley action-adventure, look to the year 2016 and the day of July 1st. (more…)
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When you think of Tarzan, you naturally think of aliens, right? No… you don’t? “There ain’t no martians in Tarzan” you say? Well you’re right, I checked. Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic tale of a boy raised by apes never featured any other worldly elements – well other than the fact that Tarzan was always mysteriously clean shaven. You’d think living in the jungle he’d have some big ol’ “Duck Dynasty” style beard. But I digress…
So if monsters from outer space are absent from Tarzan, then why the fuck is this upcoming CGI project featuring alien tech as its big plot twist? Check out the trailer below and be baffled just like the rest of us.
Haven’t heard much lately about the Tarzan re-imagining by David Yates (Harry Potters 5, 6, 7.1 and 7.2) other than True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard was the first choice for the loincloth-clad lead, and that Avengers task master Samuel L. Jackson was at the front of the line to play a mercenary named George Washington Williams. But what about Jane?
Well the New York Post might have shed some light on that this morning by hinting on Page Six that Academy Award nominated actress Jessica Chastain was the filmmakers’ first choice to play English rose Jane Porter, the civilized woman that helps tame the King of the Apes. Nothing’s confirmed, but the Post lists no other names in the running for the part other than Chastain, whose most recent role was as the CIA analyst hunting for Osama bin Laden in Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty.
Here’s the plot description for Yates’ Tarzan:
John Clayton III [is] known around the world as the famous “ape man” Tarzan. Years after he’s re-assimilated into society, he’s asked by Queen Victoria to investigate the goings-on in the Congo. Tarzan teams with an ex-mercenary named George Washington Williams to save the Congo from a fierce warlord who controls a massive diamond mine.
More news as it develops.
Source: Comic Book Movie
Earlier this year, Disney released John Carter, a movie based on a well known series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs, and despite the resounding indifference that met its release it seems that more of Burroughs’ work will soon be coming to the big screen. The Man known as The King of the Jungle to be precise.
David Yates, director of the last half of the Harry Potter series, has signed up to make a new version of Tarzan, the story of a man raised in the wild, which is being set-up at Warner Bros. But who’s going to play the man in the loincloth? According to Vulture, Henry Cavill (Man of Steel), Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim) and Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood) are all in contention. But who will play Jane? Can I put a plug in for Emily Blunt?
But wait, wasn’t Yates supposed to be working on something else of the nerdy variety? A Doctor Who movie? Well, we’ll just keep that between us then.
What do you Bastards think? Ready to see a Tarzan movie?
The Interwebz is a great place for nerdy art and the like. A lot of the time it’s fuckin’ weird shit like Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker comparing dicks and shit like that. But there are a lot of awesome things that we see on a daily basis, and we’re lazy nerd bastards so we just round them all up once a week for your nerdgasm glory.
We’ll start off this week with a piece by DeviantArtist 89g, of Batman and Superman going at it. I’ve got my money on Batman!
Internet has been kind for folks that has artistic skills and ideas for being the place to have them show their creation off while all I have to show was my old manga scanlations done on MS Paint. Juan Pablo Bravo, who did this awesome Pixar Character Size Chart, stepped his game up and jumped from two hundred characters to two hundred and fifty. He has them listed in order from the film’s release date and although it’s an estimation of their height, I say its pretty exact. Check the massive the picture out as it may listed an old movie you may have forgotten. Also, stop by Bravo’s page to look up some other things he has done.
Click here to view the pic.
Source: /Film, Juan Pablo Bravo