The Lone Ranger is enjoying a sweet re-vamp this summer. From what we can see in the latest trailer, this cowboy classic is going to be hotter the second time around. Featuring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, plenty of explosions, and action a la Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski, we wouldn’t dare miss this wild Western. watch the trailer >> Posted 04.18.13 by Shari
It's been a little while since Disney released a trailer for their upcoming adaptation of The Lone Ranger (during the Super Bowl, to be exact), but, with only a few months left before the movie is released, the promotional campaign continues, especially overseas. The latest snippets of footage hail from a newly-released Japanese trailer, which keeps mostly to the usual footage of the Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer) coming to in the middle of the desert to meet his future partner Tonto (Johnny Depp), but includes a look at a leg gun used by Helena Bonham Carter's character Red, the madam of a brothel. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.15.13 by Ryan
A quick peek into what lies ahead this year.
Now that 2012 is behind us (and the Mayans were wrong), 2013 is rolling ahead as scheduled (and like most of us assumed it would). That means a whole new year of movies are scheduled to open, starting this Friday. However, to help us prepare for the coming onslaught of sequels, reboots and potential franchise starters, YouTube user M Walls has put together a 2013 movie trailer mashup (via ScreenRant) that includes footage from Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, Lone Ranger, World War Z, After Earth, Oblivion, Gangster Squad, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Pain & Gain, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, and Star Trek Into Darkness and reveals a taste of what audiences have to look forward to in the coming year. watch the video >> Posted 01.03.13 by Ryan
Basically, it's still your grandfather's Lone Ranger.
The character of the Lone Ranger has appeared on a variety of media since his creation in 1933 — radio, movie serials and TV shows — but the origin usually remains the same. Originally a Texas Ranger named John Reid, an ambush by Butch Cavendish and his gang leaves Reid's fellow Rangers dead. Discovered by a Native American named Tonto, Reid is nursed back to health and assumes the mantle of the Lone Ranger so that Cavendish will still think him dead. According to the latest trailer, it looks like Disney's upcoming adaptation of The Lone Ranger is remaining faithful to the origin story, with the Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer) waking up to discover his future partner Tonto (Johnny Depp).all the latest trailers
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"Hi, Ho, Silver!"...is not said in the trailer.
Disney's adaptation of The Lone Ranger has had a bumpy ride on its way to its 2013 release. First, the studio shut down production to bring down the movie's ballooning budget, but once production began, THR reported that director Gore Verbinski (the original Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy) quickly fell behind schedule and over its altered budget. The production also suffered the tragic loss of a crew member who passed away while preparing a water tank that was going to be used to shoot an underwater sequence.
At long last, audiences now have a chance to look at footage from the the movie, as Disney has finally released the first trailer for The Lone Ranger, the same one they surprisingly revealed at Comic-Con at the end of their panel. Starting with shots of trains, the trailer's voice-over is provided by Tom Wilkinson (The Kennedys), who plays railroad tycoon Latham Cole in the movie, and is concerned primarily with the invention of the railroad and the power that comes with controlling it. From there, we see brief shots of the Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer) and his partner Tonto (Johnny Depp), who takes over as the voice of the trailer to discuss why "good men must wear masks." trailers with heroes and villains
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When Johnny Depp said that he had some "interesting plans" for Tonto, his character in Walt Disney's in-production Lone Ranger adaptation, the assumption was that he was mainly referring to elevating the Lone Ranger's (Armie Hammer) Native American sidekick to partner status. However, given his penchant for playing pasty-faced characters in his movies — Edward in Edward Scissorhands, Ichabod Crane in Sleepy Hollow, Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the "Demon Barber" in Sweeney Todd, the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland, and the vampire Barnabas Collins in the upcoming Dark Shadows — we should have guessed that his plans included painting Tonto in white makeup.
It's clear that Depp is into the "goth" look, but what was the real inspiration for painting Tonto's face and slapping a dead crow atop his head? According to Depp, it has nothing to do with the fact that he has been palling around with creepy rocker Marilyn Manson of late and everything to do with art. Specifically, the Native American artwork of Kirby Sattler. what did depp say about Tonto? >> Posted 04.23.12 by BrentJS
Considering how poorly Native Americans were portrayed in the early days of Hollywood, Walt Disney couldn't have asked for a better endorsement for the studio's in-production Lone Ranger adaptation than the one recently bestowed upon it by leaders of the Navajo Nation.
Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly and Vice President Rex Lee Jim visited the New Mexico set of the movie earlier this week and presented four Pendleton blankets to producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Gore Verbinski, and the stars of the movie, Armie Hammer (John Reid, aka the Lone Ranger) and Johnny Depp (Tonto), as a good-will gesture from the Navajo Nation. Thankfully, ET was on hand to snap photos of the landmark event so that movie fans would have another opportunity to see Hammer and Depp in costume as the Wild West heroes. see the set photos >> Posted 04.19.12 by BrentJS
We have a one-two punch of set photos for all of you Johnny Depp fans out there!
Currently in New Mexico filming Disney's Lone Ranger adaptation, Depp was captured on set in full costume as Tonto, looking far less menacing than he did in the first image tweeted by producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Here, he mugs for the camera longside Dr. Gayle Dine'Chacon, Surgeon General of the Navajo Nation.
If that's not enough, Warner Bros. has also released a new photo from the set of Tim Burton's Dark Shadows adaptation that shows Depp in full costume as his childhood hero, the vampire Barnabas Collins. Additionally, Warners released two new still images of Depp from Dark Shadows, one solo and one with Michelle Pfeiffer as the modern-day matriarch of the Collins family, Elizabeth Collins Stoddard. see Depp as Tonto & Barnabas Collins >> Posted 04.16.12 by BrentJS
Last night, Jerry Bruckenheimer offered a twitter tease that fans would soon get their first peek at his highly anticipated The Lone Ranger remake:
What's coming will show you why this isn't going to be your grandfather's Lone Ranger and Tonto...
And, as promised, this morning he tweeted the first character photo from the movie, which shows stars Armie Hammer in the title role and Johnny Depp as Tonto. While Hammer doesn't look that different from Lone Rangers of the past, Depp's Tonto looks, dare we say, sort of Jack Sparrow–like. What do you think of this first look at the characters? see the full photo >> Posted 03.08.12 by reelz
The Lone Ranger (and Tonto) will ride again...in New Mexico.
First announced nearly four years ago, Disney's adaptation of The Lone Ranger is finally poised to begin filming after the studio pulled back the reins and put a halt to the production in August of last year because of a ballooning budget estimated to be in excess of $250 million (some say that CGI werewolves were to blame for the mega-budget, but producer Jerry Bruckheimer chalked it up to too many locations and missing a budget submission deadline). Apparently, Bruckheimer was finally able to order off of the menu without choosing all of the "desserts" that he wanted because the New Mexico Film Office announced yesterday that The Lone Ranger will commence principal photography in New Mexico in February 2012 and shoot throughout the state through the middle of August 2012. more about The Lone Ranger >> Posted 01.18.12 by BrentJS