Kellan Lutz & Spencer Locke to Lead TARZAN Adaptation

Animated reimagining of vine-swinging jungle hero begins casting.

Kellan Lutz (‘Twilight,’ ‘Immortals’) and Spencer Locke (‘Detention,’ ‘Resident Evil’) have signed up to lead the performance-capture 3D adaptation of ‘Tarzan.’

According to THR the “reimagining” adds various updates to the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs tale. In this iteration Tarzan’s parents are billionaire adventurers who are killed in airplane crash, rather than being marooned with their child. While Jane Porter is now the daughter of an African guide and is committed to the conservation and preservation of the African jungle. She eventually works with Tarzan to defeat the mercenary army of Greystoke Energies, which is led by the CEO that took over the company from Tarzan’s deceased parents.

Reinhard Klooss (‘Animals United’) is in the director’s chair, working from a script he co-wrote with Yoni Brenner and Jessica Postigo. Kloos will also serve as producer alongside Robert Kulzer.