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Fans may know him best as Emmett Cullen in the Twilight series, but the actor and model could be starring in a new Tarzan film opposite Spencer Locke.

The fully animated film could see the actor using motion capture technology to play the legendary feral child who is raised by apes. Reinhard Kloos (Animals United) will direct the Constantin film, also taking on writing duties alongside Yoni Brenner (Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs). Locke, who has starred in two of the Resident Evil films, has entered talks to play love interest Jane.

Deadline points out that rival studio Warner Bros. has been trying to get a Tarzan movie off the ground for some time. If the larger studio is successful, we could be seeing a face-off similar to that of Mirror Mirror and Snow White and The Huntsman.

Can you imagine Lutz donning the scrap of cloth and swinging through the jungle?

  • Anorien

    EEEwwww…. NOOOOOO!!!!!!!

  • Lauren

    Can’t Hollywood at least “try” being creative. Tarzan’s been done 10 times over, we don’t need another one. 

    • Kateration

      It’s good to re-vamp classics so that newer younger audiences can appreciate why they were classics to begin with.

  • http://www.facebook.com/iDomi Domi Ed

    …so this is really happening. Disney/fairy tales are the new “Hot” thing to film these days.


    • Kateration

      Tarzan isn’t a Disney original. It was a series of books.

      • http://www.facebook.com/iDomi Domi Ed

        It was brought to the screen by Disney. (at least one of them)

  • Granger Danger

    Dear Hollywood:
                  Sincerely, You ain’t seeing a cent from me

  • http://www.twitter.com/morgan_burt Morgan Burt

    This articles a bit misleading. It’s not “Kellen Lutz COULD play Tarzan”, but rather he WILL play Tarzan. He’s already been cast for the role.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/HarriFSargeant Harri Sargeant

      Not when the article was published. But yes, you are right. He has since been officially cast.

  • Team Haymitch

    approve of casting. 

    disapprove of re-vamping tarzan. 


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