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Stephen Sommers is in negotiations to direct a bigscreen version of "Tarzan" for Warner Bros. and producer Jerry Weintraub.
Sommers will also co-write the "Tarzan" script with Stuart Beattie. Sommers directed the recently wrapped "G.I. Joe" for Paramount, with Beattie penning the final draft of the screenplay.
Author Edgar Rice Burroughs’ "Tarzan of the Apes" was written in 1912. Onscreen, the ape-man character became strongly identified with Johnny Weismuller during the 1930s in MGM’s series of features.