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
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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Who Should Wear the Cape & Cowl?
It's still unclear how Warner Bros. (WB) plans to proceed with the Batman franchise now that director Christopher Nolan has wrapped up his trilogy. If you've seen The Dark Knight Rises, than you know that Nolan handed the keys to the bat cave to someone from within the universe he created just in case WB wanted to continue the story. However, since the studio announced in June that Gangster Squad scribe Will Beall had been hired to pen a movie based on DC Comics' preeminent super-team, the Justice League — the team's current roster includes Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman and Cyborg — it seems far more likely that a new Bruce Wayne/Batman will be chosen, one that has nothing to do with Nolan's universe.
It will be tough to fill Christian Bale's Academy Award-winning shoes, but there must be someone out there with the physicality to play a superhero and the acting chops to portray a man driven to prevent the kind of senseless violence that took his parents away from him. Help us choose the new Dark Knight.
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Posted 10.09.12 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
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
Finally, Disney's adaptation of The Lone Ranger rides again.
The movie has had the easiest road to the big screen, with plans for the Lone Ranger in place since 2008 with Johnny Depp attached to play The Lone Ranger's sidekick, Tonto. Armie Hammer (The Social Network) was eventually cast as the Lone Ranger, but Disney shut down production last month, fearing that the $250+ million budget was spiraling out of control, but it looks like those budget issues have finally been ironed out. what changed? >> Posted 09.24.11 by Ryan
Only weeks after the supporting cast of producer Jerry Bruckheimer's (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise) long-in-development adaptation of The Lone Ranger was fleshed out, and just two months before filming was supposed to begin in New Mexico under the direction of Gore Verbinski (Rango), Disney has pulled the plug on the production. According to Deadline, the decision was made for financial reasons, with the budget far above the $200 million that Disney wanted to spend on it. Johnny Depp, who would have played Tonto to Armie Hammer's Lone Ranger, apparently had a "pay or play" contract, so he's going to get a huge chunk of cash no matter what. was it really just about the budget? >> Posted 08.13.11 by BrentJS
Yesterday the release date for The Lone Ranger was announced: December 21, 2012, a date that happens to coincide with the winter solstice (the earth's equator aligning with the Milky Way) and the end of the Mayan 5,139-year Long Count calendar.
The Mayan calendar has not only been informational to archaeologists, it has also been a design inspiration for wall clocks, jewelry, and even paper basket-liners at some restaurants. Many people believe that this calendar is even more significant, saying that it predicts the day the world will end, with some thinking that the Mayans had insider information about an alien attack (they did know about astronauts after all), and others believing that it will be apocalypse by seismic and meteorological events or a mysterious planet on the outer-reaches of the solar system flinging itself at the earth.
Apparently Jerry Bruckheimer and the folks at Disney don't think the apocalypse is going to happen December 21, 2012, because if they did, it's a pretty safe assumption that they would release the movie a week or two earlier. Maybe December 21, 2012 is just another day, and if they Mayan civilization were still around, they'd have another calendar up and ready to go by that time. Or maybe Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer are two of the horsemen of the apocalypse. What do you think? Posted 06.09.11 by Mandy
Who knew making a live-action Snow White would cause such competition? Both Universal Studios and production company Relativity Media have movies about the fair princess planned, with slightly different takes in each.
Universal's Snow White and the Huntsman stars Twilight's Kristen Stewart and Thor's Chris Hemsworth in the title roles, with newcomer Evan Daugherty's script expanding the role of the Huntsman from the original Brothers Grimm fairy tale — here he becomes a mentor for Snow White as the two evade bounty hunters. Charlize Theron plays the Evil Queen and Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) the young Prince.
Relativity's The Brothers Grimm: Snow White, being directed by Tarsem Singh (The Cell), has been described as an "edgy 3-D re-imagining." It stars Lily Collins (Priest) as Snow White, Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen, and Armie Hammer as the Prince. the two movies battle for first opening weekend honors >> Posted 05.27.11 by Ryan