The art of ‘performance/motion-capture’ has been used as a significant tool in cinema, since Peter Jackson made our jaws drop with Gollum in his THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy. Robert Zemeckis has also used the film making style with more-than mixed results, in THE POLAR EXPRESS, BEOWULF and A CHRISTMAS CAROL. The notorious human ‘dead-eye’ effect always becoming his undoing; as it was with the first ever full-length feature FINAL FANTASY: THE SPIRITS WITHIN.
James Cameron then give us the box-office behemoth AVATAR in 2009, while late last year Steven Spielberg’s THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN (co-produced by Peter Jackson) perfected the technique to give us arguably the forms finest feature.
Now Constantin Films is to adapt Edger Rice Burroughs’ iconic ape-man TARZAN as a 3D motion-capture epic, and today THN can confirm the film’s leads of Tarzan and Jane. THE TWILIGHT SAGA hunk Kellan Lutz will portray the vine-swinging, jungle-dwelling hero, while RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION and AFTERLIFE actress Spencer Locke, will take the romantic role of Jane. AMINALS UNITED’s Reinhard Klooss and Holger Tappe will direct.
Source: Heat Vision