Stephen Sommers to direct a “Tarzan” Remake

Stephen Sommers, director of ‘The Mummy’, ‘The Mummy Returns’, ‘Van Helsing’, and next summer’s ‘G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra’ movie. I’m sure he’ll do this one justice. Let’s just hope he goes more in the relm of The Mummy Returns then he did with Van Helsing.

from darkhorizons.com:

Sommers To Helm “Tarzan” Remake
By Garth Franklin
Wednesday, September 3rd 2008 12:52am

Stephen Sommers (“The Mummy,” “The Jungle Book”) is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to direct the ‘reimagination of the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs creation “Tarzan, Lord of the Apes” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Stuart Beattie (“Collateral”) and Sommers will co-adapt the script and Jerry Weintraub (“Ocean’s Eleven”) is set to produce. Beattie and Sommers do not plan to work from the original 1914 Burroughs tome or any previous film, rather an entirely new approach though details beyond that are being kept under wraps.

Guillermo del Toro had been attached to direct a script written by John Collee (“Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”) when the project was announced two years ago.

“Tarzan” has been adapted countless times with recent adaptations including 1984’s “Greystoke” with Christopher Lambert, a direct-to-video feature in 1998 with Casper Van Dien, Disney’s 1999 animated feature, and the short-lived 2003 series with CK model Travis Fimmel.

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