Despite 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