Motion-Capture 'Tarzan 3D' Movie Staring Kellan Lutz Gets a Trailer
Back towards the beginning of the summer we learned of a new Tarzan film that would use motion-capture animation to bring the jungle man to life. Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga) was taking the lead role with Spencer Locke (Detention) playing Jane. Yeah, it didn't sound too promising, but now we have the first trailer for the 3D project, and it's definitely lacking. We're not sure how long the project was in production, but this animation looks like it's about 10 years behind schedule. It's not completely terrible, but knowing what motion-capture technology is capable of, this looks like it belongs in a video game instead of movie.
Also, if you're interested, there's a behind the scenes video of the making of Tarzan 3D:
Reinhard Klooss is directing Tarzan 3D starring Kellan Lutz as the classic jungle hero and Spencer Locke as Jane. The story is updated to see Tarzan as the orphan son of billionaire adventurers who died in a plane crash, leaving him to grow up in the jungle, raised by apes. Meanwhile, Jane is the daughter an African guide and is committed to the conservation and preservation of the African jungle, fighting against CEO of Greystoke Energies, a man who took over the company from Tarzan’s deceased parents. There's no release date yet, and we're still hoping this mediocre animation is still in the early stages. What do you think?