Seven new photos from The Lone Ranger have arrived, with commentary from director Gore Verbinski. What will we be getting when this potential Western franchise launches next summer? Johnny Depp with a dead bird on his head, Armie Hammer in a mask, and lots of trains!
"It's a dysfunctional buddy movie. It's two guys who start literally and figuratively handcuffed together who end up on the same mission with completely different worldviews. They sort of rub off on one another. But they have plenty of disagreements."
"[Depp is] is an odd-shaman, an outcast from his own tribe, who has created his own mystical world. [His crow headpiece is] his companion. It's a stuffed bird that he feeds birdfeed."
"This is their bad-ass moment. Johnny and I have been able to create a really good dynamic between these two guys."
"We made a big Western the old-fashioned way. You have to go there. This is right before the Lone Ranger and Tonto head out on their journey together. This is the first time they make a decision to work as a team."
"All the traditional westerns are about choice and the individual. When progress comes it's much more difficult to define the individual in that world. The train represents all of that. What do we give up in the name of progress?"
""This is during an attack sequence. The film has everything you can want, from Cavalry to Comanche. My respect for Westerns have gone way, way up. It's hard and treacherous work. It's hard to find people these days who can ride horses like that and jump onto trains."
"It was a modern train clad in a steam engine just to get through all the work we had to do The train sequences are really entertaining."