Lone Ranger Gets a Release Date
06.08.11 by Ryan
Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have set a date for the upcoming The Lone Ranger, THR reports. Written by Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road), The Lone Ranger will be directed by Gore Verbinski (the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies) and open on December 21, 2012.
Johnny Depp has been attached to the project since 2008 in the role of Tonto, the Lone Ranger's faithful sidekick, and, in mid-May, Armie Hammer (The Social Network) was cast in the title role.
The announcement of the The Lone Ranger's release date firms up Depp's busy schedule. Depp is currently shooting director Tim Burton's adaptation of Dark Shadows, with production on The Lone Ranger set for later this year. That makes it easier for Depp to schedule the remake of The Thin Man, which will reunite Depp with his Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides director Rob Marshall. Then, there's Pirates 5, which is already in progress with a script coming from Pirates co-screenwriter Terry Rossio.