Saturday, October 15, 2011
"Hi-yo, Silver" The Lone Ranger Rides Again
Hollywood insider website TheWrap.com is reporting that Disney has once again given the green light to resume production of The Lone Ranger movie after the principals (The Pirates of the Caribbean team of star Johnny Depp, director Gore Verbinski, and producer Jerry Bruckhemer) agreed to trim the budget of their movie which had soared to in excess of 250 million dollars. Disney, in a sense of cold feet and fiscal responsibility, had cancelled production a few months back and demanded concessions be made. The principal participants involved did take pay cuts (don't feel sorry for them though, they'll get millions) and certain "supernatural elements" (i.e. expensive special effects) have been cut out or cut back. Yes, the movie supposedly was to feature some werewolves (in a western?). Anyway, the movie is due out May 2013.