We also reported in November that True Blood star Alexander Skarsgård is the top contender to play the jungle king John Clayton III, a.k.a Tarzan. The story follows Tarzan as he goes on a mission to investigate a conflict in the Congo, at the behest of Queen Victoria. Samuel L. Jackson is in talks to play George Washington Williams, a Civil War veteran who joins forces with Tarzan to stop a nefarious warlord. Other actors such as Henry Cavill and Charlie Hunnam were previously considered for the title role.
David Yates is directing from a screenplay by Stephen Sommers and Stuart Beattie, adapted from the 1912 Edgar Rice Burroughs novel Tarzan of the Apes. No production schedule was given.