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"The Lone Ranger" Hires Director

Posted: May 1st, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Production Weekly is reporting that Walt Disney Pictures has signed on Mike Newell to direct the upcoming "The Lone Ranger" film. Newell previously directed "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" and is currently hard at work on "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time."

The Lone Ranger's origin story begins with a group of Texas Rangers chasing down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish. The gang ambushes the Rangers, seemingly killing them all. One survivor is found, however, by an American Indian named Tonto, who nurses him back to health. The Ranger, donning a mask and riding a white stallion named Silver, teams up with Tonto to bring the unscrupulous gang and others of that ilk to justice.

At this point, the title role has not been cast, but the part of Tonto will be played by Johnny Depp. Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio wrote the script.

Source: Production Weekly


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coldplayesence writes:
on May 1st, 2009 at 11:37:33 AM

oh yes! the man that f*cked up one of the greatest books ever (i mean, love in the of the cholera, not HP)then he's gonna f*ck up prince of persia and now, well, he'll keep doing it.
Space_Ghost11 writes:
on May 2nd, 2009 at 10:51:48 AM

glad JDepp is in it, he'll save it from whatever sh*t may happen to it
python6 writes:
on May 2nd, 2009 at 11:37:06 AM

I always thought that it would be cool if that Longer Ranger and Zorro was in a movie together. Or that they was brothers that was separated. You know if their father was white and their mother was mexican.And they got ambush by mexican bandits. And take the child that look mexican and leave the white one to die. but a day later a white family find him. And Zorro runs into the mexican bandits and defeat them and take the baby to raise it as his own and naming him Don Diego de la Vega.

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