Studio Goes Ape Over Tarzan Budget

It's possible that there have been more Tarzan movies produced over the years -- the first one appeared in 1918 -- than any other featuring a single character. At least ten Hollywood-produced Tarzan movies were released in each of the decades from the 1930s through the 1960s. There were numerous foreign Tarzan movies as well as Tarzan TV series. They were usually just over an hour long and produced on a loincloth-sized budget. So it must have appeared ironic to some Tarzan fans when they learned that production plans for a new movie featuring their hero had been scotched due to a burgeoning budget. Deadline.com reported on Wednesday that Warner Bros. has shuttered the movie's production office but still hopes to make the movie, which reportedly will star Alexander Skarsgard in the title role, next year if the budget can be reduced.



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