Warner Brothers studio and producer Jery Weintraub intend to bring Tarzan back to the bigscreen.
The studio is eyeing several people for roles on the film, as they are negotiating with Guillermo del Toro to direct and John Collee (‘Master and Commander’) to pen the screenplay.
“I’d love to create a new version that is still a family movie, but as edgy as I can make it,” Del Toro said. “There are strong themes of survival of a defenseless child left behind in the most hostile environment.”
Del Toro is also very excited at the opportunity to work with John Collee.
“John will be writing it alone, as I’ll be in production on ‘Hellboy 2′ and pursuing writing projects of my own,” Del Toro said. “He’s got a great sense of adventure and the wilderness.”
Del Toro’s most recent film, Pan’s Labryinth, opens December 29th.