Rumors that have been circulating around Hollywood that Hugh Jackman is considering doing a new version of the jungle man, may just be true.
Reportedly, Jackman told a producer friend of his that, as long as he had worked out so strenuously in order to have all the muscle for "Wolverine", he would love to do an entirely different version of the Edgar Rice Burroughs jungle hero.
"A friend and I wrote this plot for a Tarzan-type movie years ago and I still believe in it", Jackman told a reporter for the National Inquisitor.
"I want to get back to the raw nature of the jungle. I don't mean that it would be a total action flick, but like it should be. After all, Tarzan was raised as an ape and that's how he should be acting, at least for most of the film. I want it set in the late 1800's and I want the whole film to take place in the jungle."
"No, I'm not about to attempt the Johnny Weissmuller call. I don't think an ape would be doing that anyway. I want everything to be very close to how the original novels were written. This is a man-beast and whoever or whatever comes into contact with him would have to deal with that."
"Let me ask you a question, are there many Tarzan movies about Tarzan and Male apes who want him dead so that it can become the dominate male? I can't recall any. But there are so many I can't say I've seen them all. The idea is to start fresh and with today's special effects and camera work, it would be entirely different from the others."
"I'm going to visit Jane Goodall and get her talking about her life with the chimps."
With word of this reaching Jackman's wife, Deborra-lee Furness, she reportedly stated, "Great, I live with the Wolverine for a year and now Tarzan. At least you can't say it's dull around here."