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‘The Lone Ranger’ Budget Inflates Back To $250 Million, Hits More Delays and Script Rewrites
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The Lone Ranger

If you have been following the progress of Gore Verbinski’s adaptation of The Lone Ranger, you know of the difficulties it took for them to even get the cameras rolling. Pricey deals, a large budget, complications with the script, and big money already spent on John Carter (which didn’t end well) and Oz: The Great and Powerful – all of these things were contributing factors that led to Disney’s decision to halt the production of The Lone Ranger.

At first The Lone Ranger was budgeted at $250 million, which is quite large considering the film is a western. But once things were scaled down to $215 million – apparently CGI werewolves were taken out of the picture to reduce the budget of the film – the script was rewritten, and deals were reworked, the ball started rolling again, and production on the film finally started.

Now comes word that problems are arising once more, and the budget that was scaled down to $215, has once again inflated to what it started at in the beginning, a whooping $250 million. Also, mother nature is becoming a huge production problem. So much of a problem that production is behind schedule.

In addition to these setbacks caused by the weather, THR is reporting that Verbinski is insisting on creating his own period train cars rather than retrofit current ones. So in order to get the budget back down to a reasonable price, rewrites to the script are being ordered.

Whether or not this will help or hurt the quality of the film remains to be seen. But Verbinski has delivered three hit films to Disney, thanks in part to Pirates of the Caribbean. So if there is anyone who can bring a live-action hit to Disney, it would be Verbinski. At least that is the initial thought.

We will have to see if Verbinski can indeed bring another hit to Disney’s lacking live-action film division. The Lone Ranger, opening in thaters on June 3rd, 2013, stars Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson, and Helena Bonham Carter.

[Source: THR]

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