The Lone Ranger Teaser Arrives And Gives Us Johnny Depp With Eyeliner

In these last few months of 2012, the season is packed with interesting new releases, including your prestige flicks (Lincoln), tentpoles (Skyfall), and animation (Wreck-It Ralph, Rise of the Guardians).

But it’s never too early to think about 2013, right?

Disney’s The Lone Ranger is a project that has been mired with budget concerns and production delays. Jerry Bruckheimer’s take on the legendary hero of the small screen will likely garner much press because of its $200 million price tag. Then you have Johnny Depp getting top billing as – wait for it – not The Lone Ranger, but his faithful sidekick Tonto. The Social Network‘s Armie Hammer plays the titular hero.

The day before the release of Frankenweenie in theaters, Disney has dropped the first teaser, which will likely find itself attached to most, if not all, of the screens showing Tim Burton’s black and white stop-motion release.

The Lone Ranger comes from the creative team behind Pirates of the Caribbean. Gore Verbinski (POTC: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Rango) directs from a script written by Justin Haythe & Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio. Besides Hammer and Depp, as protags John Reid/The Lone Ranger and Tonto, the film also stars Helena Bonham Carter, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson and Barry Pepper.

The Lone Ranger is set to ride into theaters on July 3, 2013.

Tags: , , , ,