Johnny Depp’s pet project, “The Lone Ranger” is finally taking shape in a new extended trailer. The highly stylized film is packed with plenty of action and witty one-liners. From galloping horses, to a runaway train, Tonto and the masked man ride for justice.
Disney originally deep-sixed the project because of it’s expected high cost, estimated to be as much as $250 million.
But with some budget trimming, Disney green-lighted film for Depp, Director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. The trio were behind Disney’s billion dollar “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, and this film has the same look and feel.
Like the pirate movies, “The Lone Ranger” has sequel written all over it. The saga first appeared as a weekly radio show in 1933, followed by a television version in 1949, starring Clayton Moore as the Lone Ranger and Jay Silverheels as Tonto.
But this is not your grandfather’s Lone Ranger. The movie is told from Tonto’s point of view. Texas ranger John Reid is played by Armie Hammer. The characters also have a more rough-cut Old West feel.
The trailer basically lays out the back story about how Tonto and the Lone Ranger came to be and why the Lone Ranger wears a mask.
“I have always been intrigued by characters who exist at times of monumental change. They are somehow cast against the events that engulf them and magnified,” said Verbinski about the characters.
“The Lone Ranger is a story of two outcasts bonded by adversity at a time when the lines between right and wrong have become blurred. With no well defined beacons to aid them, and no tribe to return to, they are a glorious pair of misfits: A band apart,” he added.
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