Warner Bros wants to make a big screen live action 'Tarzan' Movie with Jerry Weintraub producing. Stephen Sommers is in talks to co-write and direct the film. I think Stephen Sommers is going to ruin 'G.I. Joe' I have really not liked anything I have seen so far, so I am am not to excited that he may end up making a live action G.I. Joe movie that is worse than the Original Animated 'G.I. Joe: The Movie'. The good thing is I don't really care about a new 'Tarzan' movie so I don't care who directs it. Here is what the trades report:
Warner Bros. and 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.
Burroughs' "Tarzan of the Apes" was written in 1912. Onscreen, the ape-man character became strongly identified with Johnny Weismuller during the 1930s in MGM's series of features.
Warner Bros. put the character back on the bigscreen with its 1984 pic "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes," starring Christopher Lambert. Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow also made 1998's "Tarzan and the Lost City," starring Casper Van Dien. In 2003, Warner Bros. TV produced a short-lived "Tarzan" skein for the WB Network.