November 14, 2012
Alexander Skarsgard Frontrunner For TARZAN And Samuel L. Jackson Wanted For Role
Variety reports that Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood) is in talks to take the title role in David Yate's (Deathly Hollows) Tarzan. A bunch of names had been previously linked for the role which included Henry Cavill, Charlie Hunnam and Tom Hardy. Samuel L. Jackson is also being looked for the role of Williams, a Civil War vet turned mercenary who helps Tarzan on his adventure. I have to admit this sounds a bit more interesting than a straight up remake of a film we've seen many times before.
"Years after he's re-assimilated into society, he's asked by Queen Victoria to investigate the goings-on in the Congo. Tarzan teams with an ex-mercenary named George Washington Williams to save the Congo from a fierce warlord who controls a massive diamond mine."