After kicking around handful of options at Warner Bros. including the drama “Your Voice In My Head,” the thriller “The Imitation Game” and potential gangster epic “Cicero,” ‘Harry Potter’ helmer David Yates has finally settled on “Tarzan” as his next project. The decision has slowly been coming over the past few months, but now it’s time to find out who’s going to shirtless and swinging from vines, and some interesting names are cropping up.
Vulture reports that “Man Of Steel” lead Henry Cavill, “Sons Of Anarcy” star Charlie Hunnam and “True Blood” fang banger Alexander Skarsgard are meeting Yates to discuss the lead, with eternal badass Tom Hardy is also being eyed by the studio. You might recall that Hardy and Yates were set to pair up on the aforementioned “Cicero,” with the actor playing Al Capone over a proposed trilogy of films. Whether or not he finds his particular vehicle more enticing remains to be seen.
All the names are familiar faces around the WB lot. Cavill and Hardy, because, obviously. Hunnam features in next summer’s “Pacific Rim” and Skarsgard has that Viking movie “The Vanguard” developing at the studio, but clearly execs like working with these guys and/or have been impressed with what they’ve done.
So we’ll see how it all plays out. We have to say, a new “Tarzan” movie doesn’t exactly thrill us, but seeing that Yates was able to manage making Harry Potter grow up and take the series successfull in a darker direction, we’ll be curious to see how he handles this.