Monday, January 31, 2011

Lone Ranger Movie

Director Gore Verbinski (who directed the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies) is set to helm a movie adaptation of the Lone Ranger. Here's the official logo of the Lone Ranger movie:

Lone Ranger MovieFor those who don't know, the Lone Ranger is a masked Texas Ranger in the American Old West who gallops about righting injustices with the aid of his clever, laconic Native American companion Tonto. It alls tarted as radio show before in the 1930's before being adapted into a cult TV series later on.

The lead actor hasn't been announced yet, but Johnny Depp is on board the project: he will play the role of Tonto, the Lone Ranger's sideckick. A few words from Johnny Depp (who's part Cherokee by the way) about the film:

"I think it's going to be good, when we have a chance to put it up on its feet, what we've got so far screenplay-wise is really great, really funny.
I always felt Native Americans were badly portrayed in Hollywood films over the decades. It's a real opportunity for me to give a salute to them. Tonto was a sidekick in all the Lone Ranger series. This film is a very different approach to that partnership. And a funny one I think."
Actor Johnny Depp

More information about the Lone Ranger movie as soon as details emerge!