After nearly 150 shooting days, marked by delays due to dust and wind storms, and reported budget overruns, “The Lone Ranger” starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer has now wrapped filming. And now the editing process will begin as Gore Verbinski preps the movie for a summer release next year, but Disney is giving everyone a sneak peek today with a batch of new photos from TV show turned blockbuster.
While some have wondered what the tone of the picture will be, Verbinski’s description of the movie conjures up, of all things, “Midnight Run.” “It’s a dysfunctional buddy movie,” he says. “It’s two guys who start literally and figuratively handcuffed together who end up on the same mission with completely different world views. They sort of rub off on one another. But they have plenty of disagreements.”
As you’ll see, Depp has once again emerged from the costume department looking his usual eccentric self, but don’t expect another reprise of his famous “Pirates Of The Caribbean” character. “I’m a long way from Jack Sparrow,” Depp says, while Verbinski adds that Tonto “is an odd-shaman, an outcast from his own tribe, who has created his own mystical world.”