The Lone Ranger – The Much Awaited Johnny Depp Film
The upcoming film is an action Western movie of which Gore Verbinski is the director and Walt Disney Pictures is the distributors. Armie Hammer is in the lead role with Johnny Depp as Tonto.
While disclosing some points about the much-awaited film, the producer Jerry Bruckheimer has divulged that though The Lone Ranger is largely focused on the masked gunfighter Armie Hammer, Tonto of Johnny Depp will be a pivotal character in the story.
Jerry Bruckheimer told that Johnny Depp (Tonto) will be telling the story of The Lone Ranger and thus will enter in the story’s spotlight. Bruckheimer explained that Depp won’t be the servant as in the radio series or TV series, but he will be in a quite different role.
The Hitches in Making of The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger has seen several setbacks. Initially decided to be made by Columbia Pictures in March 2002, the film was to get its script written by David Janet Peoples, but was rewritten by Laeta Kalogridis and Jonathan Mostow was roped in as a director. Then The Weinstein Company got interested to buy its rights from Classic Media, the original right-holder. But at last in May 2007, producer Jerry Bruckheimer got it for Walt Disney Pictures. In March 2008, Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio were chosen to write the script. These two were formerly associated with Bruckheimer. In September 2008, Johnny Depp was declared to be portraying Tonto. After this, since the script by Elliott and Rossio had a supernatural air, Justin Haythe has been roped in to rewrite it. The director of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Mike Newell too had entered into negotiations to direct The Lone Ranger, but in September 2010, Gore Verbinsky was roped in as a director.
The film at last came actually on the floor in the first week of March 2012 and it was on 8th March, that the posters of Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger were first released.