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TARZAN Getting the Motion Capture 3D Movie Treatment

Movie Kellan Lutz Tarzan by Joey Paur

Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic novel Tarzan is getting yet another big screen adaptation. This time it will be a CG animated 3D film shot using motion capture technology. It doesn't sound like this project is the same one that Footloose Craig Brewer was attached to direct last year. This seems like a completely new project that popped up out of nowhere. 

The movie will star Kellan Lutz (Twilight) as Tarzan, and Spencer Locke (Resident Evil) will be taking on the role of Jane Porter. Reinhard Klooss will direct the film from a script that he wrote along with Yoni Brenner and Jessica Postigo.

According to THR the script is a larger update of Burroughs' classic jungle character. For example, "Tarzan’s parents, billionaire adventurers, are now killed in airplane crash rather than being marooned with their child. And the movie’s villain is the CEO of Greystoke Energies, a man who took over the company from Tarzan’s deceased parents. In the script, Jane is the daughter of an African guide and is committed to the conservation and preservation of the African jungle. She eventually works with Tarzan to defeat the mercenary army of Greystoke Energies."

It will be interesting to see how this version of the story turns out. I'm also curious to see what the character and setting designs will look like. What do you think about this production concept of Tarzan?

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