Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan is about to get the 3D treatment. Variety reports that Germany’s Constantin Film is developing a 3D animated movie based on the classic character. For those who have never heard of Tarzan (and I find that odd, but whatever), the books are about a boy raised by apes. In the 1999 animated Disney film, he grows up to have dredlocks, surf vines, and enjoy the music of Phil Collins.
The film is being in-house by Robert Kulzer and Reinhard Klooss. No writer or director is currently attached, but Kulzer is also a producer on Paul W.S. Anderson’s upcoming 3D movies Resident Evil: Afterlife and The Three Musketeers. Warner Bros. and producer Jerry Weintraub (Ocean’s Eleven) have been trying to make a live-action Tarzan since 2003, but to no avail. And somewhere, Casper Van Dien weeps.