A brand new version of Tarzan is heading for cinemas this year, animated using motion capture performances and designed to be seen in 3D.
The film was directed by Reinhard Klooss (Animals United) and financed by the German studio Constantin Film (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones). The studio has just released a stunning trailer for the film in German, which gives a good example of what to expect.
The tale lends itself naturally to 3D with all the swinging through the trees and jumping from irresponsible heights. The English language voice cast will include Kellan Lutz (Emmett the Vampire in ‘Twilight’), as Tarzan himself, and Spencer Locke (Resident Evil: Afterlife) as Jane Porter. Warner Brothers also have a live-action version in development with True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard in the title role.