David Yates and his upcoming adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel, “Tarzan of the Apes” has officially hired on Christoph Waltz for the lead villain role. Waltz, also known as the older gentleman who I am kind of in love with and I imagine us living in a small cottage together in Switzerland while he whispers sweet nothings in broken english, will appear opposite of Alexander Skarsgard in the adaptation.
The screenplay for Tarzan was written by Stephen Sommers and Stuart Beattie. It is a live action adaptation of the 1912 novel. The role that Waltz is playing is still relatively unknown and merely is described as the villain but that he is connected to the military.
Waltz wowed audiences with his roles in Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained, for which he has won several Academy Awards. He also provided a voice for this year’s animated fantasy Epic and will next appear in Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Therom.
Tarzan currently does not yet have a green light at Warner Bros., it is expected to have a tentative summer 2014 shoot. With high-profile name already signed on like Waltz and Skarsgard, it won’t be long before Warner Bros. does give this project the greenlight.