More news on The Lone Ranger movie front. How would you like a generous serving of George Clooney with a side-dish of Johnny Depp?
If electric dreams is to be believed, The Lone Ranger will be played by George Clooney. And Johnny Depp will play his faithful native american side-kick Tonto, as we all know after the Disney announcement on September 24, 2008.
Apparently, George Clooney has been very interested in the role of the lone ranger and is said to be in talks with the studio.
The Lone Ranger movie will be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and co-written by the Pirates of the Caribbean writers Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio. The Lone Ranger movie will be directed by Gore Verbinski.
The Lone Ranger movie will be released in 2012.
For the uninitiated, according to the Lone Ranger legend, The Lone Ranger is a masked, vigilante character created by George W. Trendle for a radio and TV series. The Lone Ranger, is a texas ranger, who is a survivor of an ambush by a gang of outlaws, where five of his other partners in a quest for justice are killed.
Severly wounded, the Lone Ranger is rescued by his childhood friend, a native american named Tonto. Legend says that the Lone Ranger considered dead by the outlaws, chooses six silver bullets and a white stallion, whom he named silver, and set off on the course of justice, with Tonto, by his side.
As per the lone ranger legend, The Lone Ranger is always masked and no one ever knows his identity.
The Lone Ranger radio series and later the TV series, starring Clayton Moore as the Lone Ranger and Jay Silverheels as Tonto, were extremely popular. The Lone Ranger was the first Western ever to be so successful on TV.
If you are a George Clooney fan, you may love to see him say Hi-Ho, Silver, away! as he fades into the sunset, but I for one will be sorry to see those crinkly eyes hidden by an eye mask.