Monday, October 01, 2012

"The Lone Ranger" : Never Take Off The Mask

Sneak Peek more new images of Johnny Depp as Native American 'Tonto' and Armie Hammer as Texas lawman 'John Reid' from the upcoming Disney, Bruckheimer western action feature "The Lone Ranger", directed by Gore Verbinski.

Principle photography on "The Lone Ranger" wrapped in and around Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Shiprock and other locations in New Mexico, August 2012.

"The Lone Ranger", was originally a radio show created by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker.

The premise of a vigilante, masked 'Texas Ranger', his horse 'Silver' and 'Indian' companion 'Tonto', was then adapted for pulp magazines and a popular TV series.

Episodes usually ended with a character 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 used for both the radio and TV series was the "cavalry charge" finale of composer Gioacchino Rossini's "William Tell Overture".

Cast of the new film also includes Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter :

"...'Native American spirit warrior 'Tonto' (Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed 'John Reid' (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..."

The actual title 'The Lone Ranger' was derived from "The Lone Star Ranger", a novel by western author Zane Grey.

The new film opens May 31, 2013.

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