Gore Verbinski Directing Disney’s THE LONE RANGER
Gore Verbinski, director of the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films, will direct Disney’s THE LONE RANGER. The dusty old west is a far cry from the sea, but since Verbinski turned Pirates into a huge box office hit I’m curious to see what he’ll do with The Lone Ranger.
Johnny Depp will reunite with Verbinski on the project starring as Tonto, and Jerry Bruckheimer will produce. There is currently no word on who will play the Ranger himself, or when shooting will begin.
After turning over the director’s chair for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Depp and Verbinski teamed up in the animated film Rango which will be released March 2011.
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