The vine swinging jungle man is on his way back! G.I Joe director Stephen Sommers is in negotiations to direct a big screen version of Tarzan for Warner Bros, according to Variety.
Sommers will also co-write the “Tarzan” script with Stuart Beattie. Sommers directed the recently wrapped “G.I. Joe” for Paramount, with Beattie penning the final draft of the screenplay.
Warner Bros. and Weintraub have been developing “Tarzan” since 2003, when John August was hired to pen a new take on the Edgar Rice Burroughs-created character. Two years ago, the studio was negotiating with Guillermo del Toro to direct.
A Guillermo del Toro version of Tarzan would have been something to see. Although I suppose we’ll have to settle for the man who directed Van Helsing.