“Harry Potter” filmmaker David Yates’ re-imagining of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “Tarzan” has been put on hold over at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Alexander Skarsgard (“True Blood”) had been attached to play the vine-swinger, while Jessica Chastain had been circling the female lead. Jamie Foxx was being courted for the third lead role.
According to Deadline, the studio has shut down plans to make the film this year and are shuttering the production office. The cause is said to be due to a high budget the studio wasn’t happy with.
The project will apparently try to go forward again next year with Yates remaining attached, however it could well go the way of other budgetary uncertain scrapped projects at Warners like “Arthur and Lancelot,” “Paradise Lost” and the “Akira” remake.