Often when a movie gets delayed, it’s a polite way of saying we’ll never hear anything about it again. It appeared that might happen to David Yates’ new live-action take on Tarzan, when in April Warner put the brakes on due to the high budget. Even the production office was shut down, which is usually a sign of impending doom.
However it now appears things are gearing up again, with Variety reporting Christoph Waltz has entered negotiations to join the film, while TheWrap adds that Emma Stone is the top choice to play Jane.
They’d join the previously cast Alexander Skarsgard, who’s still attached to the title role. However it appears that while Warner wants Stone, she may turn down the movie due to her crowded schedule. Margot Robbie is the other main actress being eyed, who may be more free to take the role. Jessica Chastain was previously said to in the running, but it appears she’s no longer involved.
If he does sign up, Waltz would play a military type, but there’s no more info than that.
Despite the problems, it’s believed Tarzan is close to a greenlight, with plans to shoot next summer.