Gore Verbinski and Jerry Bruckheimer will present their revised budget/vision for The Lone Ranger, which Disney put the brakes on a few weeks ago when the budget skyrocketed toward $275 million. According to Deadline, Verbinski and Bruckheimer are said to have trimmed the budget down to $215 million, which is still not the $200 million total Disney was hoping for but is below the $220 million compromise the studio was willing to work with.
Johnny Depp, The Lone Ranger, Jerry Bruckheimer, Gore Verbinski
Sounds about as coherent as any of the later Verbinsky Pirates movies: werewolves, cowboys, fake Indians - unless Depp's got secret ***** blood in 'im...which, if not, renders his sanctimonious drivel about "righting wrongs done to native Americans by the film industry" totally hollow. Don't find an actual native american actor. No, not that. But, yes, more screen time for Tonto/Depp. Big of him. Jay Silverheel WAS an actual Native American. He GOT the dynamics of the material and knew people wouldn't turn on the Tonto Show or be interested in a hero who was outclassed in humor, brains or brawn by his sidekick. People remember Silverheel and The Lone Ranger series fondly. This they'll remember this like Green Hornet/Lantern...
You know how many college tuition's I could pay with that?
You know what Disney. It goes to show you people are more about making money than a quality film. An ongoing problem in your industry I'd wager. We as moviegoers are lucky to see 1:10 films that are worth the movie ticket. Some of us would joke and say we'd rather pay you not to make a crap movie. If you're gonna half-do a film and cut the budget down to nothing, you might as well. You're talking about big name people wanting make a great movie, keep in mind they don't need the money. Depp/Bruckheimer and Verbinski should ALL walk! How did you people even get your jobs? Quality is what's lacking in pretty much everything we see today. Thanks for the crappy movie stupid (in my Randall voice)!!! [BLOCKED WEBSITE]
Wait a freakin' minute here (in my Peter Griffin voice). The Lone Ranger is a Western. How in the H. E. double hockey sticks can you justify spending $200+ million on a Western? CGI werewolves in the Lone Ranger? Oh come on!! I'm glad my mom isn't here to see this, she use to watch the old Lone Ranger show with me when I was a little boy, whom I got my love for Westerns from. So Trigger will secretly be a magical unicorn, and Tonto is really Apache Chief from the Super Friends cartoon, "Inyuk-chuk!" and grows to 50 ft. tall. Disney, how about investing money in a grade A quality script that depends on great story telling, great actors and directors that can suck you in without over the top smoke and mirror, and inflated budget.
I think I would see the Hobbit and maybe even WWZ after reading the book first
I agree, Swampgirl!!! I remember seeing the old B&W TV episodes, too. However, Hollywood MUST be PC, otherwise they might offend someone..God forbid! (But sex and guts getting splattered is okay....) With werewolves being imaginary creatures, no offense here....Now, if WWs were REAL, they wouldn't be able to use them either.
What about Tonto?!????? Can't have the LR w/o his faithful best friend and sidekick. Whatcha gonna do to avoid offending some Indian tribes, huh??? (Oh, sorry.. NATIVE AMERICANS).
I'll see it, but World War Z and Ghostbusters 3 sounds better.
Somehow the Lone Ranger and werewolves in the same movie just don't seem right to me.... It was easier to go with aliens and cowboys! I guess its because I remember watching the tv shows as a little girl.
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