Producer Jerry "Pirates Of The Caribbean" Bruckheimer will "return to those thrilling days of yesteryear", exploiting the 'western' movie genre with a big screen treatment of "The Lone Ranger".
The property was originally a radio, then TV series, created by George W. Trendle, developed by writer Fran Striker, featuring a masked Texas Ranger from the American Old West, his horse 'Silver' and American native sidekick 'Tonto'.
Episodes usually ended with one of the characters lamenting the fact they never found out the hero's name ("Who was that masked man?"), only to be told, "Why, that was the Lone Ranger!"
Theme music was the "cavalry charge" finale of composer Gioacchino Rossini's "William Tell Overture".
Inspiration for the name came from "The Lone Star Ranger", a novel by western author Zane Grey...