Tarzan has appeared in motion pictures dating back to the silent era.
Tarzan was perhaps most successfully portrayed by Olympic swimmer Johnny Weissmuller in a film series that began in 1932.
And there's a chance Tarzan will again return to movie screens as a live-action motion picture.
Vulture reports that David Yates, who directed the final four films in the “Harry Potter” series, has signed with Warner Bros. for a new film adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan.
Ron Ely, who played Tarzan on television in the 1960s, writes in the foreword to the “Centennial Celebration” book about Tarzan's origins and influence.
“Edgar Rice Burroughs withdrew to the confines of his own imagination and envisaged a world that was the antithesis of all he saw around him,” Ely wrote. “Perhaps influenced by the eminent English writer Rudyard Kipling, he created a place so filled with wonder that it exposed, by comparison, the flaws of the real world.”