Sony have acquired the screen rights to the Tarzan character from Edgar Rice Burroughs’ estate and are looking to reinvent the character for the modern audience. No creative team has been announced at this time.
Burroughs first Tarzan adventure was published in 1912 making the character one of the first and most enduring works of pulp fiction. It also established many tropes that would go on to be adopted by superhero comics.
The Johnny Weissmuller starring ‘Tarzan The Ape Man’, released in 1932, wasn’t the first Tarzan big screen adventure but was the one that caught the publics imagination. This film series ran until 1970 and saw numerous actors take on the role and production companies involved. The first six films were produced by MGM.
Warner Bros. attempted to relaunch the the franchise in 2016 with ‘The Legend Of Tarzan’ starring Alexander Skarsgård and Margot Robbie but the film flatlined at the box office.
Sony have not commented on the project and no release date has been set.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter