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THE LONE RANGER Returns!

Published at: Oct. 13, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST

Nordling here.

Once it was reported that Disney's THE LONE RANGER was going to cost upwards of $250 million, the studio rightfully balked, and put the film in turnaround.  Granted, this film was going beyond the scope of a normal Western, introducing supernatural and shamanistic elements into the story, most likely coming from Tonto (Johnny Depp).  But now that the cast, crew and studio have settled on a 20% pay cut, according to Variety, it's heigh-ho Silver away for the film and possible franchise.

Johnny Depp still has a lot of pull in Hollywood, and reports are that he really wanted this film to happen.  He told MTV recently that "it's an opportunity for me to salute Native Americans," and even with Armie Hammer as the title character, Tonto would still very much be center stage in this story.  Now that the supernatural elements have been sidelined (or at least reduced), I'm curious to see where the film goes now. 

I'm not hoping for an overly dark and gritty take on the famous story - I think that would steer kids away, and this is a film that could very much bring Westerns back for a new generation - but I'm glad that they seem to be taking a more serious tone with the tale.  It's still a long way off from filming, and Depp has a lot on his plate, but THE LONE RANGER will happen after all, and I'm glad.

Nordling, out.

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  • Oct. 13, 2011, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Thank God!!!!! first

    by MoshMasterD

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Shouldn't Tonto...?

    by KnowItAllFromCali

    Be played by an Indian?

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Depp is part American Indian

    by MoshMasterD

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 2:10 p.m. CST

    In spanish Tonto is called Toro

    by The_Maxx

    Because Tonto means "dumb fuck"!

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 2:11 p.m. CST

    knowitallfromcali

    by jim

    you mean like Shaun Majumder or Russell Peters?

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 2:11 p.m. CST

    TONTO, JUMP ON IT

    by pikazerox

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Depp as Tonto

    by Michael Lunney

    You gotta be fucking kidding me, right? Ugh - Depp want heap big wampum to play Injun. Right up there with Buster Keaton playing an injun in one of the beach films from the early 60s

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Um, who dat?

    by KnowItAllFromCali

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST

    How a western could cost 250 million is beyond me.

    by eric haislar

    Hell they use to make westerns all the time because they where cheap.

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Ohhhhh...

    by KnowItAllFromCali

    Dots, not feathers...gotcha! That would be a funny twist...The Ranger's gone Bollywood!

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Don't really get why anyone thinks this is a lucrative property

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    There's very little to no nostalgic value for the 10-40 crowd. I'm one of the oldest heads around here and I barely remember LR airing on tv in repeats. And to be honest, I always found LR too vanilla and kind of lame. And Tonto was an embarrassment to Native Americans. If Depp wants to salute NAs he can start by changing the characters name. Doesn't it mean "shit" or something like that. Sorry, I don't get it. But, then I've seen everything from MY childhood get bastardized by Hollywood (Speed Racer, The A-Team, Starsky and Hutch, The Night Stalker, Batman) so why not something from my Great Grandfather's.

  • I even mentioned this in that talkback and offered a link but the story was never updated. They slashed the budget and put things on hold until then but they never pulled the plug. <p> Does it make sense that Disney would pull the plug on a Depp franchise after giving them their most lucrative franchise ever? Of course not.

  • yeah, but these days studios have to buy insurance, and pay fines if they blow up horses and/or extras.

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Depp already saluted the Native Indians with The Brave

    by Bobo_Vision

    Unfortunately no one saw that film and I even had to purchase my DVD copy from Japan, but I guarantee when The Lone Ranger comes out and grosses a gajillion jillion dollars...The Brave will finally get released on DVD in America...but I won't hold my breath for a Blu ray.

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Re: THE LONE RANGER

    by ArmageddonProductions

    Who wanted this? Surely not the crowd that completely blew it off back in '81, the last time somebody got the bright idea to make a LONE RANGER movie. Unless Depp is trotting out his Captain Jack shitck as "Tonto", I don't see this one ending well. DEAD MAN, anyone?</p><p> I'll have to check the figures, but ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST, THE WILD BUNCH, HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER, THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY and TOMBSTONE didn't cost $250 million. COLLECTIVELY. Maybe they should invest all that dough in paying off the asshole studio executives from coming anywhere near the development or production of the movie?

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 2:39 p.m. CST

    I usually think bringing back old-timey heroes is a mistake

    by Beezbo

    but this might work because of Depp's involvement. Also, the Lone Ranger is much more iconic and recognizable than, say, the Shadow or the Phantom or John Carter of Mars (sigh). Don't think it will bring back the western though - did Jack Sparrow bring back the pirate movie?

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Dark And Gritty Is Sooooo 2010

    by THX1968

    No more dark and gritty. Seriously. That shit has always been producer hyperbole anyway. And not for The Lone Ranger. I'm happy to hear this is moving forward, but a Tonto-centric Lone Ranger flick sounds lame. Equal screen time, at least. C'mon, man!

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 2:43 p.m. CST

    It's not 250 million...it was slashed by 20%...that makes 200 million

    by Bobo_Vision

    And who wants this movie? I do. And most of the people who paid to see Pirates of the Caribbean will. As for no one wanting to see a western....you could have (and many did) easily said that no one would go see a movie based on a lame Disneyland ride...and here we are. <p> I'll wager with everyone here, I'll take bets right now, that Lone Ranger will be a box office success...and we can revisit this thread in about a year and a half.

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Using the Dynamite comic as a springboard

    by You Have MY Voice

    would be the smartest thing they could do with this film. Recasting Tonto would be the second smartest thing, but you have to choose your battles.

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 2:56 p.m. CST

    They got my money.

    by CoursinLarry

    12 down, 199,999,988 million to go.

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Who says they reduced the supernatural elements?

    by The Garbage Man

    Other outlets are reporting the budget cuts came from reduced salaries and that the werewolf / shapeshifter / mysticism aspects remain intact.

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Unless Depp plays Tonto as a clown this will fail

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    The success of Pirates hinged on Depp's clownish performance as Jack Sparrow. If Depp plays this straight, which is what the character calls for, then I predict the film will open well, but after that tank as word of mouth spreads of Depp's boring non-Sparrow-like performance. Depp for the most part is at his best or worst when is plays the clown.

  • on camera but fortunately he didnt say anything about the Jews.lucky indeed,not like someone elsem,a Mad guy we all know...

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Willie Barnabas Tonto Sparrow Scissorshands

    by elmo

    One thing in common for all characters as played by Depp, they'll wear some lovely eye liner

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Now it's only 200 mil? What a low budget film...

    by darthliquidator

    ....now they'll only have a mere 2000 CGI shots of fake landscapes, fake horses, fake people, fake train crashes, fake Indian Spirit-Monsters, fake explosions, fake stunts, fake Zimmer-music...I for one refuse to support such a cheap, penny-pinching enterprise....what's this world coming to if Disney can't spend its own money the way the banks and Wall St spend ours??

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 3:28 p.m. CST

    for The MAXX

    by mumbutu

    you're right, they couldn't use the original name, because in spanish the word "TONTO" means "dumb"

  • Deep's about as Indian as I am. Or, as he said in a quote over on COLLIDER not long ago... “I guess I have some Native American somewhere down the line. My great grandmother was quite a bit of Native American, she grew up Cherokee or maybe Creek Indian. Makes sense in terms of coming from Kentucky, which is rife with Cherokee and Creek.” Wow, that's some prideful talk there, in an ambiguous, not-really-sure kinda way. If minority groups don't raise a shitstorm over this the way they did LAST AIRBENDER, I call shenanigans on the lot of them.

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Tonto means stupid in spanish

    by Mars

    that is all...

  • Just like most every other character he does.

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST

    This will be a BUST!

    by Shaun1138

    No one wants this film. I think it will be Depp's first BUST!

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST

    I know its a Western, but the whole concept is dated.

    by impossibledreamers

  • they quite brave going ahead with this actually...Westerns arent exactly popular in HW at the moment - especially not ones with any SF/Supernatural vibe (WILD WILD WEST, HEX, C&A)

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 3:54 p.m. CST

    It *is* possible to ressurect an "old-timey" hero and make it work

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    The Mask Of Zorro was, I thought, a shamshing piece of entertainment, corny in all the right ways. And just this last summer, they managed to release a Captain America movie that worked in the same "old-fashioned" manner. I can see a well-made Lone Ranger film having appeal for a new generation of film fans, but I do NOT see why it has to cost $200 bloody million dollars. Do renting a few horses cost THAT much?!

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Actually, we need a westworld movie, now THAT would be MAZIN'!!!!!!!

    by Arkhaminmate001

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    choppah how old are you?

    by Monolith_Jones

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Depp definitely looks part-indian.

    by AshMcQ

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 4:09 p.m. CST

    And of course:

    by AshMcQ

    Iron Eyes Cody wasn't native american either and ist still remembered as one of their finest. Plus, I haven't seen a lot of good native american actors, if any.

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Tonto want to speak esperanto in Toronto pronto

    by SmokingRobot

    I miss Johnny Carson.

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Does Gore Verbinski wipe his ass with money, or something?

    by Kammich

    I know his films rake in the dough, and they're pretty awesome aesthetically to boot... but did the 'Pirates' sequels REALLY need to cost $200M+ a piece? And does a Lone fucking Ranger movie REALLY need to cost $250M? It just seems excessive. Some of my favorite movies from him are "The Ring"(a really good adaptation destroyed by the awful sequel and the ensuing tidal wave of J-horror SHIT that hit America), "The Mexican" and "The Weather Man." And those 3 films, combined, probably equaled the catering budget on "Dead Man's Chest."

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 4:22 p.m. CST

    WESTWORLD

    by DementedCaver

    I was around 6 when I first saw WESTWORLD on TV, and it was just months after being to the new Walt Disney World. I just so believed that the movie was really a documentary. Mom just couldn't convince me that the animatronic figure going out of control was really Yul Brenner. Mom, they just made it to look like Yul Brenner just like they made them to look like all the presidents....man...it was better when I believed it was real. ;)

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 4:26 p.m. CST

    This film is a waste of money

    by D o o d

    even if it cost $50m to make! However, it's going to cost around $150m. I guess the horse will be cgi and able to talk!

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 4:28 p.m. CST

    The only Lone Ranger that matters...

    by DickBallsworth

    is THIS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWGO3ePMcMg&ob=av3n

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Heigh ho is The Ramones, not the Lone Ranger.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Try hi yo.

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 4:31 p.m. CST

    "It's an opportunity for me to salute Native Americans"

    by Randolph_Manboobs

    Good lord, he sounds like Robert Downey Jr.'s character in Tropic Thunder.

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Don't ya just want Johnny Depp to just die, and stop ruining films.

    by scriptgirl_nipples

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 4:58 p.m. CST

    If it knocks back Thor 2

    by JADSTERSDAD

    ...then fuck it. Royally. Patty Jenkins confirmed for Thor, by the way, but you knew that.

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 4:58 p.m. CST

    I think it is cool!

    by Mike Wyant

    I have been waiting for a Lone Ranger Movie with Werewolves for a long time! Why does he wear a mask? His face is scarred. Why does He use Silver Bullets? To Kill Werewolves of course!

  • The American way.

  • Go to disneyworld everyone

  • I'm sure all you people dying to see a real Indian in a lead role were lined up to see Windtalkers.....right? Right? Shut up.

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Bring back Jon Lovitz as Tonto.

    by Doctor_Strangepork

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Oh please...let it die.

    by The Puma Man

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 5:34 p.m. CST

    It's gonna be wierd seeing Tonto get first billing

    by krabklaw

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 6:49 p.m. CST

    I'm in...

    by Andrew Coleman

    Who would see this movie? I would. Also Depp in a big Disney movie is pretty much $$$ anyway. Look at Alice in Wonderland. Disney doesn't give a fuck... They'll probably make a ride based off the movie that will help push the sequel. Disney can make almost anything into cash cows.

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Who's that sleeping in my teepee? It's me! It's me!

    by epitone

    Uh huh, uh huh. Uh huh uh huh uh huh! Native Americans!

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 6:53 p.m. CST

    hmmq

    by majortom25

    For all the people saying why dont they cast a real indian, Johnny Depp does have Native american heritage.

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 7:25 p.m. CST

    THE LONE RANGER will happen after all, and I'm indifferent

    by ATARI

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 7:28 p.m. CST

    I don't care if Depp is 100% Scandinavian

    by Queefer Sutherland

    I don't want to see this overexposed fucker in another movie. His participation guarantees I won't see the movie. I'm so fucking sick and tired of Johnny Fucking Depp. How is his performance going to be a salute to Native Americans? The same way his Jack Sparrow is a tribute to the British? Fuck you, Johnny. Fuck you and the ego you rode in on.

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Lone Ranger got blasted in that one!!

    by NorthTronic

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Pirates were a dead topic until Depp stepped in..

    by Quake II

    I agree with the talkbacker who said The Lone Ranger is a dead property but watch it made 400 million US just like the Disney Pirates movies.....Any genre done in an entertaining way can made bank.

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 8:13 p.m. CST

    and cast a REAL indian you FUCKS!!!

    by NorthTronic

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 8:44 p.m. CST

    They're not "Indians", you racists

    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    They're Native Americans. None of them were or are from India.

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 8:56 p.m. CST

    NATIVE AMERICAN NOT INDIAN, PEOPLE!!!!

    by JaredP

    god almighty get it right. the native americans acme from siberia originally. they used an ice bridge to cross over to america

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 9:03 p.m. CST

    AND JOHNNY DEPP IS NATIVE AMERICAN

    by JaredP

    he is part cherokee, so why can't he play tonto?

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Why don't they just call this Tonto: Guest Starring The Lone Ranger?

    by IndyCollector

    PC Hollywood fucks. Tonto is a SIDEKICK.

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 9:15 p.m. CST

    It has nothing to do with PC

    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    Depp is the star and he wants to play Tonto, so the studio goes where the money is and builds the film around him. That's why they didn't go with a bigger star for the Lone Ranger.

  • It respected the characters, developed quite a bit Tonto into a character of his own and had the supernatural elemente. Of course, it was very well writen... This Depp 200 mil thing smells like a Wild Wild West fiasco.

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 9:48 p.m. CST

    jaredp you're a pc dumbfuck

    by Queefer Sutherland

    To quote Depp: "I guess I have some Native American [in me] somewhere down the line. My great-grandmother was quite a bit of Native American, she grew up Cherokee or maybe Creek Indian. Makes sense in terms of coming from Kentucky, which is rife with Cherokee and Creek." Hm, yeah, sounds like he's boiling over with INDIAN blood. And I use the term freely. I know a lot of Indians, and Sherman Alexie is a friend of mine. Look him up on Amazon Books if you don't know who he is. He and the other Indians I know don't give a rat fuck if I use the term. Only the Indian activists, who need to get their dander up to attract attention, quibble over the word. And don't give me that India/Indian shit. Another friend of mine is from Turkey, and we don't call him Asian! Regional terminology is not always region-specific. Ask any Indian who isn't an activist/politician if they care. I've met hundreds and they think you're an idiot, too. Fucking PC dumbshit.

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 9:49 p.m. CST

    But my problem isn't with Depp playing an Indian

    by Queefer Sutherland

    I don't give a damn. It's called ACTING and an actor is supposed to become something they aren't. My problem is that I'm fucking sick and tired of Johnny fucking Depp!

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Can we all agree...

    by OfficerJunior

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 9:55 p.m. CST

    to keep this a secret

    by OfficerJunior

    from Tim Fuckin Burton?

  • Depp can shove it with "paying tribute to Native Americans"..Hollywood doesn't want anyone outside the industry to have any opportunities that doesn't somehow benefit their investment agendas..but if you bring them ideas they will steal them and then claim they "were also think the same thing." That is why there all the "reboots" ..because the royalties help pay for Uncle Schepp's visit to Thailand...Where he can go and fing more crooks to con people (specifically Anglo Based Americans..for now ..but they will stoop lower) out of their hard earned money. They are the first to destroy the individual and any "Mom and Pop" enterprises..and they figure if they play the "oh, he's an Indian...or Oh, he's Chinese..or Oh, he's Black!" game they are somehow being socially relavant..all they are doing is strip-mining the influence of a community in order to consolidate it under their influence.

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 10:01 p.m. CST

    seansarto

    by Queefer Sutherland

    AMEN! Ain't that the fucking truth!

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 10:04 p.m. CST

    seansarto, Hollywood follows the almighty dollar

    by Bobo_Vision

    The reason Hollywood won't cast a real Indian in this role is because truce realized from experience that blowhards like yourself don't back up their words with actions and won't pay to see Indians in the lead roles you claim you want them to have. <p> You own The Windtalkers DVD, right? And you paid to see it on opening night, right? Of course not, you haven't even seen it...and Hollywood knows it because they have the movie receipts. Hollywood sees through your bullshit. Put up or shut up. Come back when you've bought Windtalkers on Blu ray.

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 10:07 p.m. CST

    truce=they

    by Bobo_Vision

    Damn you, Steve Jobs.

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Werewolves now just particularly ornery German Shepards

    by mdk

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 11:38 p.m. CST

    If Depp wanted to do the Lone Ranger...

    by chaburchak

    ...why didn't he just sign on to play the Lone Ranger his own self, and let someone who's actually Native American (and not 12/16's on their mother's brother's cousin's side) to play Tonto? His pull would've still gotten it made and he could've saluted Native Americans by having an actual Native American as his co-star. Nah, that makes too much sense. Instead they'll carve a few mil out of the budget to make a DVD extra tracing Depp's lineage and telling us how proud he is of his roots (once he's told what they actually are, of course...) Personally, I don't care -- acting is acting, as long as they can pull it off. I loved Joel Grey as Chiun in REMO WILLIAMS, something you'd never get away with today. I just hope the people who regularly bitch about this sort of thing do so with some degree of continuity. You can't raise a stink about Shyamalan casting white and then give Depp a pass on it -- that's crap.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 12:10 a.m. CST

    good song at least

    by DarthBlart

    i'm sure dj whatever will make some lame remix

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 1:01 a.m. CST

    hmm

    by josh hubanks

    i was more interested when the proposed plot was bat-shit crazy and involved werewolves...

  • There will be government regulations placed upon its ability to contrive political influence based in social pretensions all for the sake of marketing their profit margins... I don't intend to pay a f'n dime for their product..They've stolen plenty from me..in terms of my intellectual property..in terms of my time and energy....integrity and my time on this planet...and they ' are not f'ckin' special people...because all the business they did with me with they did under the lie that they are legitimate partners. Advertising is based in influence to get you to buy a PRODUCT...And if that product has some VALUE in making your life less difficult then you will be a consumer of that product....Hollywood sells you a PRODUCT that has no VALUE..so they are constantly compelled to CONTRIVE value where none exists...Tell me how a movie about a "superhero" is going to solve one fucking problem in life..Other than to dtstract people like you, who might have a brain, from getting in the way of criminal enterprises running you out of house and home..Wake UP bobo...Put the DVDS in the trash can....If you want to help the windtalkers..Nicholas Cage ain't the one to do it..You are. That is what Hollywood wants you to forget and sit idle about while they figure out how to steal more of your tax dollars and GUARANTEE their profits..

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 2:22 a.m. CST

    WELL. . .

    by gregg benac

    This is good news. My 4 year old nephew discovered my Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold dvd and he cant get enough of it. Maybe they'll, ya know,actually have him act like a hero. Hey! remember My Favorite Year? Remember the line Mark Lynn Baker had? "I need my Alan Swans(ie:my heros)as big as i can get them, bigger than life!" I would like a simple code for him. Do the right thing just because its the right thing to do. Here's hoping.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 2:49 a.m. CST

    jaredp done fucked up

    by Roger Moon

    damn

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 5:06 a.m. CST

    They've ditched the supernatural elements?

    by John

    That was the only thing this had going for it. Who really wants to see a straight Lone Ranger adventure? I want to see the Lone Ranger wrestling a fucking werewolf, for chrissakes. I can't stand Johnny Depp and can already see his fine-boned prettyboy face brooding in the firelight as he recounts some bullshit story about 'his people' to the Lone Ranger around the campfire one night.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 7:13 a.m. CST

    bring back the werewolves

    by chien_sale

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 7:16 a.m. CST

    After COWBOYS AND ALIENS, this could be really good!

    by ninpobugei

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 7:55 a.m. CST

    "Return w/us now to those thrilling days of...

    by Master Bruce

    yesteryear...The Lone Ranger rides again!" Nothing by Depp or Disney is ever gonna top Clayton Moore & Jay Silverheels...just ask Klinton Spilsbury & Michael Horse.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:31 a.m. CST

    seansarto

    by Bobo_Vision

    Then what are you doing on a movie website if you despise Hollywood and don't want to contribute a cent to it? The government wants to keep us blind to their evils with movies? I think TV is the real evil. We can pick and choose which movies to watch.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:25 a.m. CST

    The script is in the fashion of a Tall Tale

    by Laserhead

    Old Tonto is narrating to a couple kids, telling them the story of the Lone Ranger. Sometimes he describes the Ranger doing something that is completely impossible. Hammer is basically just a generic hero who acts out the parts of Tonto's story. It actually works pretty well. But grim and gritty it ain't.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:30 a.m. CST

    It's not the Lone Ranger if it has supernatural elements...

    by ZodNotGod

    Why not remake that awful 1981 movie? Take the premise, not the story and make a good ole' fashion western adventure. Honor the character, don't crap on it.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:34 a.m. CST

    The Legend of the Lone Ranger is a terrible film...

    by ZodNotGod

    but damn, that poster for it is awesome!

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:36 a.m. CST

    All involved are doing themselves a huge disservice...

    by ZodNotGod

    by not doing a legitmate adaption in the vein of the old tv show. Silver bullets, mask, 1812 overture, narration etc... Would be cool, but I guess its only me.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Uh, hello people. It's obvious where the money is going

    by Lamerz

    Three straight months of hookers and blow during filming costs a lot. Plus you gotta pay extra to get the hookers to spend three months in BFE.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Remember when Johnny Depp was cool?

    by Dr Gregory House

    Yeah, I'm starting to forget, too. Here's hoping The Rum Diary brings some coolness back.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Remember when Johnny Depp was cool?

    by ZodNotGod

    Yeah. Never. He lost with the shittastic 21 Jump Street. Awful.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 4:25 p.m. CST

    @bobo_vision YOU WON THIS TALKBACK

    by KilliK

    You can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 10:42 p.m. CST

    queefer

    by JaredP

    don't be a douche. lou diamond phillips played ritchie valens in la bamba, and hes asian, NOT mexican. so who even cares what background johnny depp is as long as hes truthful to the character