[10/12/07 - 06:16 PM] Development Update: Week of October 8-12 Updates include: "24's" Kiefer Sutherland reaches a plea agreement over his DUI arrest, CBS Television Distribution looks to spin off "Dr. Phil," FOX eyes an animated revamp of "The Pitts" and plenty of new casting news.
DESCRIPTION: (from The WB's press release) This thrilling, contemporary twist on the timeless legend of Tarzan turns the popular tale into an urban adventure, an intriguing mystery and, most of all, an unconventional love story. From the day two decades ago that young John Clayton's parents died and left him alone in the African jungle, he was raised by apes and has emerged as the fearless Tarzan (newcomer Travis Fimmel). Captured by his billionaire uncle, Richard Clayton (Mitch Pileggi, "The X-Files"), the CEO of powerful Greystoke Industries, Tarzan is returned, against his will, to his family's home ' New York City. Resisting captivity, he escapes into the concrete jungle of New York City where he encounters the strong-willed NYPD detective Jane Porter (stage actress Sarah Wayne Callies). Jane's perfectly ordered life is turned upside-down by Tarzan's dangerous yet profoundly untainted morality. Romantically involved with another member of the force, Detective Michael Foster (Johnny Messner, "Tears of the Sun"), Jane is left to choose between reason and instinct, civilization and pure humanity, her head and her heart. Miguel A. Nunez, Jr. ("Juwanna Mann") and Sarah-Jane Potts ("Felicity") also star. "Tarzan and Jane" is from executive producers Laura Ziskin ("Spider-Man," "Pretty Woman"), David Gerber ("The Lost Batallion"), P.K. Simonds ("Party of Five," "Beauty and The Beast"), writer/co-executive producer Eric Kripke ("Truly Committed") and director/executive producer David Nutter ("Smallville," "Without A Trace") for Warner Bros. Television Production Inc.