Having never seen the original TV show or heard any of the original radio broadcasts, I didn’t know what to expect from Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger. The film stars Johnny Depp as Native American Spirit Warrior, Tonto, who must join forces with John Reid (Armie Hammer), to battle the evil that is fueled by greed and corruption. So after all the delays, script rewrites, and reworking the budget, we finally got our first look at The Lone Ranger.
Check out the first trailer for the film here below.
A director interpreting a property that looks radically different from the original is nothing new. But for those who were worried about all the problems that affected this film, it looks like this trailer should put their nerves at ease.
Perhaps the best thing about this trailer is the fact that we get to see so much of the biggest set piece in the film, the locomotive, which was built from the ground up. Hammer looks comfortable donning the Lone Ranger get up, and Depp does what he does with the roles he is given, makes it his own. Overall, the film looks like it will be a lot of fun to watch.
The Lone Ranger also stars Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson, and Helena Bonham Carter. The film opens in theaters on July 3rd, 2013.
Here’s the official synopsis:
From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster â€œPirates of the Caribbeanâ€ franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Filmsâ€™ â€œThe Lone Ranger,â€ a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justiceâ€”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.