Christoph Waltz to Menace Alexander Skarsgard’s Tarzan

David Yates’ upcoming adaptation of Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan has found a villain. Variety reports that Christoph Waltz has signed on to appear opposite Alexander Skarsgard in the Warner Bros. Pictures production.

Featuring a screenplay by Stephen Sommers and Stuart Beattie, the live action Warner Bros. project will adapt Burrough’s 1912 book “Tarzan of the Apes.”

Waltz, who has taken home Academy Awards for both Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained, provided a voice for this year’s animated fantasy Epic and will next appear in Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Therom. His Tarzan role is, at this time, unknown, but the trade notes that the character is connected to the military in some capacity.

Although Tarzan does not yet have a green light at Warner Bros., a tentative summer 2014 shoot is being eyed.

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