the lone ranger

Johnny Depp on his role as Tonto in The Lone Ranger

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Johnny Depp and producer Jerry Bruckheimer are frequent film collaborators, including the hugely successful “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise which stars Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. Bruckheimer had been intrigued with the idea of relaunching the classic TV show The Lone Ranger as their next franchise, but the project was languishing in development until Depp stepped in.

Depp figured that the best way to get the ball rolling would be to get into character as Tonto. He rounded up two close friends—makeup artist Joel Harlow and photographer Peter Mountain—and set about creating his distinctive version of how Tonto would look in the hope that it would convince Bruckheimer and the studio, Disney, to give The Lone Ranger the green light.

He based his ‘look’ for Tonto on a painting he’d seen of a Native American warrior and added his own, unique, flourishes. The result was spectacular and it convinced Bruckheimer—and indeed Disney Studios— that it was time for “The Lone Ranger” and Tonto to ride back onto the screen.

“I was doing ‘The Rum Diary’ with Bruce (Robinson) in Puerto Rico, and I had already found a painting of a Native American warrior with these stripes down his face,” Depp explained.Read More »Johnny Depp on his role as Tonto in The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger Will Premiere at Disney California Adventure In Benefit For American Indian College Fund

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In a classy move, Walt Disney Studios Chairman, Alan Horn, has announced that ticket sales from the highly anticipated World Premiere of Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger” will benefit the American Indian College Fund. The event will take place on Saturday, June 22, at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, California.

As you might expect, a red carpet will grace the Park’s iconic Hollywood Boulevard enabling the thousands of park guests to cheer for the film’s stars, filmmakers, and the many Hollywood celebrities expected to attend. The Lone Ranger’s horse Silver will even make an appearance and an actual train engine built for the film will be on display.

“We’ve had a terrific collaboration with the Native American community throughout the production of Disney’s ‘The Lone Ranger,’” said Alan Horn, Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. “With the world premiere of this exciting film at hand, we are pleased to commemorate the occasion by supporting the American Indian College Fund.”Read More »The Lone Ranger Will Premiere at Disney California Adventure In Benefit For American Indian College Fund

New TV Spot for The Lone Ranger – The Masked Man

A new TV spot for The Lone Ranger plays on the Masked Man story. From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger,” a thrilling adventure infused with… Read More »New TV Spot for The Lone Ranger – The Masked Man

The Lone Ranger – Extended Super Bowl Ad

The extended version of The Lone Ranger trailer that ran during the SuperBowl’s pre-game festivities is now online. At 90 seconds long it affords us our first look at many new elements, and a better idea of the ‘crime fighter rising from the ashes’ plot.

New Poster and Trailer for The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger will ride into theaters on July 3rd and everyone will see if Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp can recapture the magic of the early Pirates of the Caribbean films. In the meantime, we get our first look at a new poster for the film today and Yahoo Movies has released a teaser trailer to the pre-game Super Bowl ad coming this weekend:Read More »New Poster and Trailer for The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger – New Trailer

A new trailer for The Lone Ranger was released today and it reveals a lot more of the wild, gritty world created by the team that brought us the popular Pirates of the Caribbean films. Of course, it’s not just the creative team, but it’s… Read More »The Lone Ranger – New Trailer