Warner Brothers has signed Craig Brewer (“Footloose”) to direct and write a new version of Tarzan.
The project has been in development for some time with Stephen Sommers last on the radar to direct from a script co-written with Stuart Beattie (that was in 2008). Before that, Guillermo del Toro was on board to direct.
The deal with Brewer covers one film, but WB is said to be developing the project as a possible trilogy.
More details at Variety.