The Lone Rangerpost #12096 by Anum on August 12th, 2011 and last updated August 24, 2013 » Comment »
Directed by: Gore Verbinski
Written by: Justin Haythe (screenplay)
Johnny Depp playing: Tonto
Runtime: 149 min.
Release Date: July 3, 2013
In the 1930s, an elderly Tonto tells a young boy the tale of John Reid, the Lone Ranger. An idealistic lawyer, he rides with his brother and fellow Texas Rangers in pursuit of the notorious Butch Cavendish. Ambushed by the outlaw and left for dead, John Reid is rescued by the renegade Comanche, Tonto, at the insistence of a mysterious white horse and offers to help him to bring Cavendish to justice. Becoming a reluctant masked rider with a seemingly incomprehensible partner, Reid pursues the criminal against all obstacles. However, John and Tonto learn that Cavendish is only part of a far greater injustice and the pair must fight it in an adventure that would make them a legend.
Deadline reported, that Walt Disney Pictures stopped the production on The Lone Ranger with Johnny as Tonto, because of “ballooning production costs and an increasingly expensive upcoming slate for the studio.”, much more than Disney wanted to spend.
Disney announced on Octoner 14th,2011 that the film is back on track, and the new release date is May 31, 2013. “Johnny Depp, Jerry Bruckheimer and Gore Verbinski are such a talented combination and we’re thrilled to get back to work with them on The Lone Ranger,” a Disney spokesperson said.