Two of the hottest writers around will take on one lone horseman. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pirates of the Caribbean writers Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio have signed on to write The Lone Ranger. The film will be a live-action adaptation and will be set up by Walt Disney Pictures and producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
The rights to the series, which started as a radio program in the 1930s, is owned by Classic Media. The origin of the story revolves around a group of Texas Rangers who are chasing down a band of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish, when the outlaws ambush them leaving only one Ranger alive, who, after being saved by a Native American, Tonto, goes back after the gang with Tonto and his trusty steed Silver.
No director has been named and a production schedule has been announced yet.