It seems that Gore Verbinski and company have made Jack White an offer he can't refuse, and the former leader of The White Stripes will be composing the score for 'The Lone Ranger.' It's nothing if not an interesting choice.
The Lone Ranger
If you looked at Johnny Depp in full Tonto make-up from the set of Gore Verbinski’s ‘The Lone Ranger’ and assumed the visual inspiration was a cross between Edward Scissorhands and The Crow … well, you weren’t even close.
What's weirder to you, the fact that they're throwing millions upon millions of dollars into a movie version of 'The Lone Ranger' or that they have one of America's leading men, Johnny Depp, playing a Native American? What's even weirder? The fact that he looks crazy great in the costume and makeup. Then again, in this picture he doesn't have a stuffed crow on top of his head.
"Hi-yo, Silver! Away!" And with that, production on Disney's big-budget adaptation of 'The Lone Ranger' is underway in New Mexico and mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer has tweeted the first look at Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in character as Tonto and the Lone Ranger.
The 'Lone Ranger' update from Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer has finally embarked on a legitimate production journey. The film, which tells the story of John Reid (Armie Hammer) and how he became the Lone Ranger through the eyes of Native American sidekick Tonto (Johnny Depp), will come together under director Gore Verbinski, and has been gestating for just about as long as a baby elephant (go ahead and Google it, the science checks out).