David Yates, who directed the last four Harry Potter movies, is getting back in business with Warner Bros., signing on to make Tarzan. The filmmaker is also meeting with actors such as Henry Cavill, Charlie Hunnam, and Alexander Skarsgård for the title role.

We reported back in June 2011 that Footloose director Craig Brewer signed on, but he has since dropped out.

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Warner Bros. is also interested in bringing on Tom Hardy to star in the title role, after his performances in the studio's blockbusters such as Inception and The Dark Knight Rises. It isn't known if Tom Hardy is interested in the role at this time.

When Craig Brewer joined the project, it was believed that Warner Bros. was considering two different scripts, written by Craig Brewer and Adam Cozad (Jack Ryan), siding with Craig Brewer's take. It isn't known if the studio will go after a new screenwriter.

The character was created by Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1912, and has been the basis of numerous movie and TV adaptation. Constantin Film also has its own Tarzan project starring Kellan Lutz.