08/11/2012 05:11 GMT

'Harry Potter' Director David Yates To Bring 'Tarzan' Back To The Big Screen?

'Harry Potter' director David Yates has reportedly signed on to bring ape man 'Tarzan' back to the big screen.

Warner Bros. executives have greenlighted the project, which will go up against Kellan Lutz's 3D motion-capture version of the Edgar Rice Burroughs adventure tale - and Yates, the man behind the final 'Potte'r films, is in talks to direct, according to film news website Vulture.com.

david yates

David Yates

Hollywood's new Superman Henry Cavill, Charlie Hunnam, Alexander Skarsgard and Tom Hardy are reportedly leading the race to play the new 'Tarzan', who has been portrayed on the big screen by stars like Olympic swimmer Johnny Weissmuller and Frenchman Christopher Lambert.