Thursday, March 8, 2012
Disney released the very first picture from The Lone Ranger movie, and it's the one you can see above with johnny Depp playing Tonto. As it is said in Disney press release “The Lone Ranger is a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice — taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption".
Rumors say that the original script ha supernatural creatures from native american myths and i wish that this is true as they can do great things (and scenes) with this. Also, according to sources who have read recent drafts, three massive action set pieces involving trains remain, including one described as the biggest train sequence in film history. To be honest, first, i was not very interested by this Lone Ranger movie, but the more i know about it the more i have a good feeling. And of course, as usual, it's the character play by Johnny - and how he will play it - who is getting the most of my attention.
As Johnny said in an interview to entertainment weekly: “I remember watching it as a kid, with Jay Silverheels and Clayton Moore, and going: ‘Why is the f—ing Lone Ranger telling Tonto what to do?’” Depp told EW last year, recalling the 1949-1957 TV show, which was seen for many more decades in reruns. “I liked Tonto, even at that tender age, and knew Tonto was getting the unpleasant end of the stick here. That’s stuck with me.”When the idea came up to do a new movie, Depp saw a way to right what he considered a pop culture wrong. “I started thinking about Tonto and what could be done in my own small way to… ” he hesitated. “Eliminate’ isn’t possible — but reinvent the relationship, to attempt to take some of the ugliness thrown on the Native Americans, not only in The Lone Ranger, but the way Indians were treated throughout history of cinema, and turn it on its head.”
I, personally, wonder if one of the reasons that Johnny was interested in playing Tonto is his native americans origin? Although the Depp family in the United States began with a French Huguenot immigrant, Pierre Deppe or Dieppe who settled in Virginia around 1700 part of a refugee colony situated above the falls on the James River Johnny has also surmised that he is part Native American, saying in 2011, "I guess I have some Native American [in me] somewhere down the line. My great-grandmother was quite a bit of Native American, she grew up Cherokee or maybe Creek Indian. Makes sense in terms of coming from Kentucky, which is rife with Cherokee and Creek." Interesting, isn't it? The movie is scheduled to be released on May 31, 2013, and no doubt that new pictures will be released until then.
Picture: copyright Disney