Uber producer Jerry Bruckheimer has been talking up his “Lone Ranger” remake for a while now, and it appears as if Disney is just now getting in on the act. The studio is currently in final negotiations with writers Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, famous for the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, among many, many others, to take a crack at the screenplay. Knowing Elliott and Rossio’s M.O., expect plenty of action, adventure, and at least one feisty female lead, ala the “Pirates” and “Zorro” movies, both franchises they’ve written to great success.
The hero’s origin story begins with a group of Texas Rangers chasing down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish. The gang ambushes the Rangers, seemingly killing them all. One survivor is found, however, by an American Indian named Tonto, who nurses him back to health. The Ranger, donning a mask and riding a white stallion named Silver, teams up with Tonto to bring the unscrupulous gang and others of that ilk to justice.
If you’re into the Lone Ranger, I would recommend reading the comic book series currently being put out by Dynamite Entertainment (one of the covers of which is pictured, below). It’s actually quite good.