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Monday, April 24, 2006

Tarzan vs vampire

I confess my heart rate increased when I first saw the headline on this Washington Post article. I'll save you the trouble of following the link. Here's what the article is really about:

The reigning champion of Broadway with long-running hits such as "The Lion King" and "Beauty and the Beast," Disney's latest mega-musical about the jungle man Tarzan is one of the most expensive shows ever mounted. Rival Hollywood studio Warner Bros. is challenging Disney with its first foray into musicals, "Lestat," which opens on Tuesday and is based on Anne Rice's vampire novels and featuring songs by Elton John and his writing partner, Bernie Taupin.
OK, back to the cool stuff. My inner fanboy wants to run wild with the idea of Tarzan -- the version from the Edgar Rice Burrough's books where he's multilingual and intelligent -- battling a vampire. You could set the story in either London or a remote African village. Works either way for me.


Anonymous Mateo said...

Now THAT would get me to the theater.

4/24/2006 09:14:00 PM  
Blogger Taliesin_ttlg said...

There was always "Tarzan and the She-devil" (1953), which had the working title "Tarzan Meets the Vampire" - that said didn't really have a vampire in it!

4/25/2006 12:33:00 PM  

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