This would be Brewer's biggest project — in budget, scope of production, and every other way — yet and one that would almost certainly have him shooting outside the South — indeed, probably outside the country — for the first time.Footloose remake, scheduled for an October 14th release, were helpful in landing this high-profile, high-stakes gig.
If there's one thing we've learned from following Brewer's career, it's that getting a feature film off the ground is terribly complicated, and there's a mighty gulf between conception and completion. For now, Tarzan is another title in a lengthy list of previously announced Brewer projects — Maggie Lynn, Mother Trucker, Gang Leader for a Day, the Charley Pride biopic — that have been at various stages of development over the years. And Brewer still needs to finish a script for this one. But, with major studio muscle behind this and an apparent desire to create a new franchise, don't be surprised if Tarzan is the next Brewer project to begin actual production. More on this to come.
Orpheum Summer Series: The Orpheum's long-running "Summer Classic Movie Series" starts tonight with a 7:15 screening of the 1961 Audrey Hepburn vehicle Breakfast at Tiffany's. Classic movie screenings — featuring lots of the Orpheum regulars — will continue through early September. The schedule: