[VIDEO] Stuart Beattie Talks About Films He Left: Tarzan, Without Remorse and More
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.18.2014
He worked on the scripts...
In an interview with Coming Soon, screenwriter Stuart Beattie (director of I, Frankenstein) spoke about the projects he is no longer involved with.
On the adaptation of Tom Clancy's Without Remorse: "I did that adaptation, god, ten years ago or so. I don't know. And I don't know what's happening with it."
On David Yates' Tarzan: "It was the idea that, you know Tarzan's been told so many times and you've got to do it differently, so it was more like the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' version of Tarzan where it was a witch doctor in the jungle and he was raising animals back from the dead, so there was this great elephant graveyard scene where the elephants come back and they're half decomposed. It's unnatural in the jungle and so Tarzan had to set nature back to being nature."
On Tomorrow, When The War Began 2: "I wrote outlines for the second and third film. I begged and begged and begged and begged. I said, ‘Please, just let me write the script, let me write the script,' and by the time they finally decided to hire me to write the script, I'd taken Frankenstein. You know, they just took too long and you've got to keep working, you know?"