20th Century Fox has released a special “A New Year” promo for the upcoming psychological thriller A Cure for Wellness.
The movie is directed by Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (plus two Pirates sequels), The Ring), and stars Dane DeHaan as a man sent to pick up the CEO of the company he works for at a wellness center that turns out to be not at all what it first seems.
Sony cancelling the release of The Interview has sparked an outrage on social media. While safety is a priority, many feel that the move let the hackers know they have won. It will also set a bad precedent for the future. While the studio laments on whether or not to release the film via VOD or elsewhere, other studios are now forced to reconsider or terminate their North Korea-set films completely.
One such film is an upcoming thriller Pyongyang from Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski and starring Steve Carell. According to Deadline, the current circumstances make it difficult for a film like this to move forward, therefore New Regency has decided that it doesn’t make any sense to put the film into production.
Saddle up! The Lone Ranger is not the train wreck you have expected. What a ringing endorsement, right? Surprisingly enough I went into this bombastic action-adventure with high hopes, despite knowing how critics tore apart Johnny Depp‘s latest vehicle, and I was not disappointed. I am against the general consensus. I guess I could be considered “The Lone Positive Reviewer,” or at least one of the few.
Here are some factors that make Ranger ride into my heart, even if most felt it jumped over a cliff to its doom. Check out my video analysis below and my written thoughts after the jump.
The Lone Ranger Director: Gore Verbinski
Screenwriter(s): Justin Haythe, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio
Cast: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper Walt Disney Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 149 Minutes
Release Date: June 28, 2013
Directed by Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl), The Lone Ranger stars Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as a masked man of the law who, with Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp), fights greed and corruption in the American Old West.
Produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films, and based on the 1930s radio serial, Verbinski’s adaptation of The Lone Ranger marks the first theatrical film featuring the character in over 30 years. Written by Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road) and Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, the duo behind the Pirates of the Caribbean series, The Lone Ranger is a big-budget ($250 million) western that serves as an origin story to one of America’s classic pop culture icons.
Of all the summer blockbuster films out there, Gore Verbinski‘s The Lone Ranger has to be the most interesting to see. Slapped with production delays, budget cuts, and screenplay rewrites, it seems like the odds were against this film. But four trailers in, and The Lone Ranger still looks like it has that sparkle that Pirates of the Caribbean had, thanks in part to Johnny Depp being cast as Tonto and the huge action sequences that will surely wow audiences.
This final trailer exemplifies exactly why Depp is basically the face of almost very Verbinski movie ever made. The director wasn’t afraid to shy away from admitting that the film will take a Sancho Panza storytelling angle. It also helps to know that Depp is a much more marketable name than Armie Hammer. But that really shouldn’t take away from the fun that is The Lone Ranger.