Stephen Sommers Leaps for Tarzan
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Stephen Sommers (The Mummy) will next try his hand at adapting Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan. He has a script from Stuart Beattie (Australia) that ignores the classic 1912 novel in favor of a story set in the 1930s that will be a “romp with a hefty helping of romance: Think Pirates of the Caribbean with buffed-and-tanned actors flying through the jungle and sprinting up trees, parkour-style.”
Parkour the currently in vogue acrobatic fighting style developed in France and perhaps best known from a sequence in Casino Royale.
It makes me miss the Travis Fimmel WB series.