Warner Bros. has hired Footloose director Craig Brewer to write and direct their new version of Tarzan. It is said that the writer-director has come up with a take which will span over three movies.

Last month we reported that Warner Bros. was considering scripts from both Craig Brewer and Adam Cozad (Untitled Jack Ryan Project). It seems the studio has sided with Craig Brewer, although the studio may work in material from Adam Cozad's draft for this project, or its sequel.

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Tarzan was created by author Edgar Rice Burroughs in the 1912 novel Tarzan of the Apes. There have been numerous adaptations of the character throughout the years, in both movies and television. The character was raised by apes in the jungle, although specific story details for this new version have not been released yet.

Warner Bros. has been trying for years to get this new Tarzan project off the ground. Director Stephen Sommers and screenwriter Zak Penn were previously attached to the project.

No production schedule was given for Tarzan, although, it is said that Craig Brewer hopes to make this his next movie.