DUBAI, UAE, August 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
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 action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice-taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.
Eighty years after they first rode into the public's imagination, now it's time for Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer to put their own indelible stamps on Tonto and the Lone Ranger. As they respect some traditions established over the past eight decades, they also fearlessly interpret the characters for an entirely new generation.
As with many ambitious projects, there was a long and winding road to bring the new version of "The Lone Ranger" to fruition.
Verbinski was interested in directing "The Lone Ranger" only if they could take the classic story and stand it on its ear. "our version is a buddy story and an action-adventure film with a lot of irony and humor and enough odd singularity to make it distinct."
Bruckheimer was thrilled that his "Pirates" partner Gore Verbinski was onboard the "The Lone Ranger." "Gore is one of the very few directors who can do everything-action, drama, comedy, animation-with equal brilliance. He's highly visual and lets nothing stand in his way to create sequences that have never been seen before, and then he somehow finds a way to shoot them to maximum effect," says Bruckheimer.
To write the fresh take on the legendary tale, the filmmakers hired the brilliant screenwriting team of Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, who had also scribed all four of the hugely successful "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies.
With Johnny Depp involved from the beginning of the project and already cast as Tonto, the filmmakers searched for the perfect John Reid aka The Lone Ranger. It soon became apparent that the much sought-after role of the Lone Ranger was custom built for a young, impossibly talented and equally good-looking actor named Armie Hammer.
Helena Bonham Carter joined the cast as Red Harrington for a good reason: "The reason I wanted to do the film is because I've never actually been offered to play a peg-legged Southern madam in a Western," says the two-time Academy Award® nominee. Another lure to the role might have been the opportunity to work once again with her friend Johnny Depp, with whom she's previously acted in five films.
Promising to be summer's most exciting movie event, "The Lone Ranger" releases in Middle East cinemas on August 8, 2013.
SOURCE ITALIA Films - Middle EAST