Though it's been a while since a proper version lit up the box office, Edgar Rice Burrough's classic tale Tarzan is still a major property. David Yates, who directed the last four Harry Potter movies, seems to agree—and has signed on to direct a big-budget reboot of the famed jungle man. So who's on the short list to star?
"Me Tarzan, you Jane." Looks like True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard is now the front runner to play Edgar Rice Burroughs' famous jungle hero Tarzan in director David Yates' Tarzan film at Warner Bros.
Steven Moffat has once again sounded off on that whole David Yates-wants-to-do-a-Doctor-Who-movie-but-we-won't-let-him saga and the Who showrunner offered a dire warning: doing a Doctor Who movie with a rebooted continuity and a different Doctor that's NOT associated with the BBC TV show would 'destroy' the franchise.
The Who fandom can breathe a sigh of relief! At least we hope we can, 'cause Steven Moffat has come out again to dismiss — we hope once and for all — Harry Potter director David Yates' recent affirmations that he's planning a Doctor Who movie from scratch.
After breaking our hearts into a million tiny pieces yesterday with his announcement that Amy and Rory were leaving Doctor Who next year, Steven Moffat may have just made up for it (but only a little) by confirming again that that David Yates' Who movie reboot is not gonna happen on his watch; calling the whole project "a heathen thing to do" and a "heresy."
Remember that planned Doctor Who movie that Harry Potter director David Yates wants to make? The one current Who showrunner Steven Moffat says'll never happen on his watch? Well it's kinda back in the news cause Potter star Daniel Radcliffe's been asked point blank whether he'll play the iconic role of The Doctor in Yates' movie, or not.
Seems like the impending wrath of Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat is not enough to deter Harry Potter director David Yates from bringing his own version of the Time Lord's story to the big screen. 'Cause like it or not, he says he's still making the film.
David Yates, the man who has directed the last four Harry Potter films—including the yet-to-be-released, two-part adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows—has reportedly been offered the chance to direct The Hobbit.