Entertainment Weekly reports that director Stephen Sommers and screenwriter Stuart Beattie are setting Warner Bros. Pictures’ new Tarzan movie in the 1930s and ditching the boy-raised-by-apes origin story.
“The action-adventure icon will trash his loincloth and throw on a pair of khakis for the next big screen take on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic character,” says the magazine. “Think ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ with buffed-and-tanned actors flying through the jungle and sprinting up trees, parkour-style.”
Beattie of course co-wrote the first “Pirates of the Caribbean” film and Sommers has had his share of big budget blockbusters like The Mummy and The Mummy Returns. The duo is also working together on bringing G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra to the big screen next summer.