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'Tarzan' production shut down by Warner Bros

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Production on Tarzan has been shut down by Warner Bros.

Deadline reports that the remake of Edgar Rice Burroughs's novel, which has Harry Potter's David Yates attached to direct, has had its production office shut down because of budgetary concerns.

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Producers were reportedly unable to reduce the film's high budget to a level with which Warner Bros were comfortable, although insiders claim that the plan is to try mounting the project again next year.

Alexander Skarsgard was attached to play the lead role, while Jessica Chastain was recently reported to be in talks for the female lead Jane.

Samuel L Jackson was also tentatively attached to play an ex-mercenary who assists Tarzan in his mission to save the Congo from a vengeful warlord.

Burroughs's John Carter was adapted by Disney for the big screen last year, and was a commercial flop that is estimated to have cost the company $200 million.

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