I was really hoping that Christoph Waltz wouldn't be pigeonholed as a villain, but that's basically what has happened since he starred in Inglourious Basterds. Now Warner Bros. wants him to play the villain in their live-action adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic Tarzan series. Waltz would play "a military figure that crosses paths with the King of the Jungle."
Harry Potter director David Yates is developing the project, and according to the report, True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard is still attached to play the title character. At one point Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) was also attached to the film as Jane, but now the studio is looking at possibly casting Margot Robbie or Emma Stone.
Skarsgard will play John Clayton III, "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."
The official greenlight on the production is expected to come in November.