Jerry Bruckheimer Says Hi Ho Silver

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bruckheimer 071214 Jerry Bruckheimer Says Hi Ho SilverDespite a few recent attempts at resurrecting The Lone Ranger by others, director Jerry Bruckheimer will be taking a swing at the legendary hero of yesteryear to see if he can succeed where others have failed.

With the flair I’ve come to enjoy from Bruckheimer, The Lone Ranger could turn out to be good. It’s being written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, who have penned a few things in the past, including Aladdin, Shrek and Pirates of the Caribbean.


A 1981 film adaptation of The Legend of the Lone Ranger did absolutely nothing for actor Klinton Spilsbury, and the recent attempt by the network formerly known as “The WB” to launch a TV version starring One Tree Hill’s Chad Michael Murray never made it past the review panels to series status. (Ouch!)

Regarding our intrepid hero: He doesn’t cuss or drink, and believes in a strict moral code. Only uses guns when he has to, and even then never shooting to kill. This may be a tough act to create and make believable. The only other hero who comes to my mind at the moment who has a distaste for guns, and is a successful modern day franchise, is Batman. He’s the man in my book.

Unlike most remakes we’ve been pummeled with of late, Bruckheimer says that this won’t be an update as it will be a delving into the origins of the character. We’ll be seeing more of the Texas Rangers in those days, and how the characters become who they are.

As Bruckheimer put it in an interview:

“this ain’t gonna be Captain Jack on a horse, Jack.”

My prediction: This probably won’t suck!

In the event you live in a cave that does not have cable or satellite, The Lone Ranger was adapted from a 1930s radio show that became a very popular live-action television show in the ’50s. It featured a masked Texas Ranger who does good deeds in the old West, with his Native American sidekick, Tonto.

Source: MTV Movie Blogs

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  1. This sounds like it would be interesting. Never a big fan of the LR, but if it’s a fun movie, I will check it out. As for other heroes who don’t espouse guns, let us not forget Spider-Man…..

  2. And I say HI HO , I’m not going in there.

  3. Yes, but Spidey has super-powers. Not the same. :-)

    Vic

  4. The Lone Ranger was my childhood hero.
    As popular as the TV show was and still is in syndication, I’m surprised that it has taken for so long for someone to revive the Lone Ranger.
    I can’t wait for the movie

  5. Tonto, IMO, should not be in it. He’s the equivelant of what Robin is to Batman,IMO. I say they don’t need to use him if this is a “revisioning” of LR.

    But methinks this will be interesting. I’m anxious to see what his take will be. :-)

  6. Hmm…very interesting indeed. I saw the ’80s remake when I was a kid and it was quite good. However, I don’t think removing Tonto will be a good idea because, if I remember correctly, it was Tonto’s tribe that helped the Lone Ranger recuperate from his wounds when he and the other rangers where ambushed by a bunch of outlaws. It was also their tribe that makes use of silver bullets. Well, this was the origin story in that ’80s film. I don’t know if this is the same with the original story of the ’30s.

  7. George Clooney,mmm,okay I guess.
    Johnny Depp as Tonto??As Kristin Wiig’s SNL Character”Aunt Linda”Would Say”WHAAA???!!”and”OH PUHLEASE!!”.
    Yes,I know that Johnny Depp supposedly has some Cherokee in him and he wouldn’t be the first white actor to play a Native American-Jeff Chandler(Jewish);Sal Mineo(Italian);Ricardo Montalban(Mexican);Lou Diamond Phillips(Scots-Irish;Fillipino-Hawaiian;Cherokee);Rock Hudson(Gay);
    Burt Lancaster(Irish);Chuck Connors(Irish);Mel Brooks*(A Brief Scene in”Blazing Saddles”as an Indian Who Speaks Yiddish!!Also Jewish);Tony Curtis*(*As Ira Hayes.The Pima Who Raised The Flag on Iwo Jima in’The Outsider’.Also Jewish) Paul Newman*(*In’Hombre’.However,his character in Hombre was a white man who was captured by the Apaches as a boy and was raised by them.Also Jewish)and Henry Brandon*(*Comanche Chief Scar in’The Searchers’.German)among others.

    Now I’m Scots-Irish with Blonde Hair and Blue Eyes buit supposedly my Paternal Great Grandma had some Cherokee in her.
    Now whenever I mention it to some people,they say”You Ain’t No Indian!!You Got Blonde Hair and Blue Eyes!!”to which I say
    “Didn’t you ever see Paul Newman in”Hombre”??!!!

    Anyway,I’d much rather see Adam Beach from”Windtalkers”and”Flags of Our Fathers”and
    Law&Order SVU as Tonto!!!

  8. Hey people…Elvis appeared in blond hair & he got away with it. It’s called acting. The Lone Ranger is invincible and ANYONE can play the part & look good, as the same with Tonto.
    They were partners and needed each other as backup. Who plays the role really doesnt matter to me. He will be the Lone Ranger or Tonto. It’s called acting.

  9. The Lone Ranger needs Silver and he needs Tonto… It also needs a significant antagonist…. the point here becomes how to match Depp with someone who holds their own star quality wise and sets a decent contrast with room for the sort of conflict and resolution which is believable to a broad spectrum of audience culturally, emotionally, relative to age.

    If you would check these links then you might have some sense of how this complex triads of characterization and power might be worked out:

    http://screenrant.com/the-lone-ranger-revolutionary-road-screenwriter-justin-haythe-ross-45142/

    and

    http://screenrant.com/pirates-caribbean-4-lone-ranger-ross-12985/

    It becomes formulaic for Disney at times but marketers and industry investment analysts really need to take into account what folks are ready to buy at this point in a shaky game. Diversity as a puzzle to solve is better than Diversity as points of divergence… anyone get that sort of logic and ready to discuss it?

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