When the first image from Gore Verbinski’s upcoming The Lone Ranger came online earlier this year, there was much discussion about Johnny Depp’s unique visual approach to the character of Tonto. EW caught up with Depp and learned that the bird-on-head design was inspired by “I Am Crow”, a painting by artist Kirby Sattler.
“[I] looked at the face of this warrior and thought: Thats it,” Depp… Continue reading Johnny Depp Explains the Look of Tonto in The Lone Ranger
Is Disney’s ‘The Lone Ranger’ remake back from the dead? According to Deadline, an official announcement about the film could come as early as next week, with all systems go on a smaller-budgeted version. Originally announced director (Gore Verbinski) and leads Johnny Depp (Tonto), Armie Hammer (the Lone Ranger) are all likely to be onboard (or back in the saddle, if you prefer), which raises the… Continue reading The 'Lone Ranger' Remake May Ride Again (Again)
First it got shut down, then we heard there was going to be werewolves in it, but despite everything that’s happened, ‘The Lone Ranger’ might still be a possibility. In a recent interview with Deadline’s Pete Hammond at Disney’s D23 Expo, Disney chief Rich Ross gave his two cents on the status of what could have been Disney’s next big Western.
According to Ross, “I’m hoping to… Continue reading Disney Exec Still Pulling for 'The Lone Ranger,' With or Without Gore Verbinski
The movie blogosphere is buzzing with speculation as to why Disney might have scrapped a huge Johnny Depp reboot of ‘The Lone Ranger.’ The official reason seems to be that the studio thought the project was too expensive, though that hasn’t stopped Disney from investing recently in some other lavish and risky projects, like the upcoming ‘John Carter’ and ‘Oz, The Great and Powerful.’
It… Continue reading With 'The Lone Ranger' Shot Down, What Do You Want to See in a Western?
— Late Friday night brought word that Mike Myers has decided to reunite with his popular Austin Powers character(s) for another sequel. No other details are available other than the fact that Myers has signed on to the film, but the move makes sense for Myers since he’s found success with the franchise previously. The last Austin Powers movie, Austin Powers in Goldmember, scored… Continue reading Quick Hits: Mike Myers Signs on for 'Austin Powers 4', Disney Cancels Johnny Depp's 'The Lone Ranger' and More