THE LONE RANGER: Concept Art From Johnny Depp Flop & An Abandoned TV Project
The Lone Ranger is epic... an epic failure. It's expected to lose the Mouse House $150 to 200 million smackaroonies. Ouch! There is a bright spot, we got some cool key frame art for the film, and early concept art developed for a television show idea. Neato!
After Gore Verbinski's putrid film, The Lone Ranger, was released concept artist, Keron Grant revealed that he had worked on a proposed Lone Ranger television show for producer Eric Calderon. Hollywood ended up seeing the artwork for the revamped Lone Ranger and some of it influenced Disney's film.
Concept Art by Keron Grant
LONE RANGER (2013) Key Frame Art by Scott Lukowski
From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the team behind the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger,” 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.
Disney's The Lone Ranger is directed by Gore Verbinski, from a screenplay written by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Eric Aronson and Justin Haythe. The film stars: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter. It will gallop into theaters July 3, 2013.
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