Andrew: Hello readers! We have a new review coming out later today but before that's finished, we figured we'd post the first teaser trailer for a movie we're both pretty excited to see next year - Gore Verbinski's The Lone Ranger, starring Armie Hammer (The Social Network) in the title role and my favorite actor, Johnny Depp, as Tonto!
The Lone Ranger has been an interesting topic in Hollywood for a few years now because of production delays due to a huge budget that Disney didn't want to pay, then it finally started production with a smaller budget that quickly ballooned up to what the original one was supposed to be, early pictures of Hammer and Depp in character where Tonto is wearing a bird on his head causing some concern, and of course the rumors that there will be some sort of magical werewolves involved in the plot. Yikes.
So check out the trailer below and let us know how you think it looks!
All of that said, it's being made and and I have be to honest - this trailer has soothed a few of my fears. It looks far less campy than the last few Pirates of the Caribbean films. All I'm asking for is a fun, action-driven Western, and word of mouth out of L.A. is that The Lone Ranger actually has Disney execs excited over what it could do for the Western genre.
The Lone Ranger stars Armie Hammer, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Tom Wilkinson (who has a pretty sweet voice-over in this trailer). It's slated for release on July 3rd, 2013.