The big screen adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs’ novels has remained in development hell for years. Screenwriter, John August (Big Fish, Go), has spoken many times throughout the years about the project having trouble finding any steam. That is until director David Yates (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows 1 & 2) stepped in to helm the movie for Warner Brothers. All that aside, the studio has yet to pull the trigger until they have a packaged cast for the motion picture.
They already have Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood) locked for the role of Tarzan. The second individual they have in mind for a villain role is none other than Christoph Waltz. No specifics are known about the character, but sources indicate he might play a “military figure who crosses paths with the King of the Jungle.” So, Warner Brothers wants Waltz to play an evil member of a military faction. Sound familiar?
It’s understandable why they want Waltz, I mean the guy killed in the role of Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds. That said, let’s try and think outside the box people. He already showed he can rock a good guy role as well thanks to Tarantino’s willingness to stretch his talents in Django Unchained. Certainly by now studios realize this guy has skills outside of playing a psychopath. Maybe I’m giving Hollywood way too much credit.
Tarzan has no set release date yet! What do you think? Should Christoph Waltz play a villain in Tarzan?