Watch ILM Create Elaborate Train Sequence For Johnny Depp's THE LONE RANGER

Watch ILM Create Elaborate Train Sequence For Johnny Depp's THE LONE RANGER

Industrial Light & Magic, has released a second visual effects breakdown video for Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer's The Lone Ranger. Come see ILM's contributions to the climactic train sequence.

"We are proud to present this video which showcases some of ILM's effects work for Gore Verbinski's "The Lone Ranger". This reel represents the work over 170 ILM artists, scientists, and engineers backed up by a world class production team." - ILMVisualFX

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.

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. Now available on Blu-ray and DVD.
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santoanderson - 1/9/2014, 2:30 PM
I think the ultimate flaw with The Lone Ranger is that they planned the action sequences before they wrote the script. If I recall correctly, The Lone Ranger was originally a very different, far more expensive film, with a different script. I think it had werewolves as the primary antagonists? Anyway, Disney shut the movie down when John Carter bombed, and told Verbinski to slash TLR's budget by $50 million. I honestly think Gore had already spent a ton of cash on the action sequences, and his screenwriters just had to write a whole new story around them.

And that's how we ended up with a 45 minute end sequence that doesn't need to be in the movie.
pintoman - 1/9/2014, 2:35 PM
The difference between a western blockbuster and a superhereo blockbuster SHOULD have been that the western would try to rely on practical effects—with less false amplification of action sequences.
pintoman - 1/9/2014, 2:39 PM
We get it...director's these days see 'action sequence" on the page and get creative cg animators involved to "amp-up" the scene for roller-coaster thrills. Amp-ups usually defy physics. The more of these in a film, the less memorable each one becomes.

This happened with 'Smaug and it's one reason why iFrank looks forgetable.
pintoman - 1/9/2014, 2:41 PM
Remember in the old days when we saw something on a screen and we "gasped". Do we "gasp" anymore? I don't. I see these sequences and I want to sleep. Anything incredible or amazing just says CGI.
MrCBM56 - 1/9/2014, 2:44 PM
I actually really like this movie. Bought it on blu-Ray couple days ago. Really loved it. This train sequence was [frick]ing awesome. The first and second one.
Invictor - 1/9/2014, 2:52 PM
I heard this film was as bad as the train wreck that was in this film.
Invictor - 1/9/2014, 2:54 PM

Invictor - 1/9/2014, 2:55 PM
But I really can't be the judge of that since I never checked out the film, I might do it some time.
Brainiac13 - 1/9/2014, 3:22 PM
I watched this with my boy.....we really enjoyed it....especially the final act.

Brainiac13 - 1/9/2014, 3:24 PM
Its a fun popcorn movie.....not as bad as everyone thought.
santoanderson - 1/9/2014, 4:17 PM
If you watch the bonus features for the movie, it shows that Verbinski and co. praising their goal to do as much as they could practically. They built authentic steam engines. They built 5 miles of railroad track out in the middle of New Mexico. They built an entire town for Pete's sake, and it was all in the quest to make everything on screen look real...

Problem is, they took a shot with an authentic, real train on real train tracks, in front of a real town, but they made the focus of the shot this cheesey, clearly CGI-animated horse, galloping across the roof of the train. And since the polygonal horse is the focus of the shot, the audience's brain instantly assumes that the entire shot is CG.
SuperCat - 1/9/2014, 4:47 PM
Movie sucked.

NoPhucksGiven - 1/9/2014, 6:25 PM
This movie was ass. For real.
hawkeye2012 - 1/9/2014, 7:23 PM
Ancar - 1/10/2014, 4:44 AM
2013 worst movie:(
MightyZeus - 1/10/2014, 9:06 AM
The film was just way too long.
JorL5150 - 1/10/2014, 2:31 PM
is it worth a rental?

i hated on armie hammer but he was great in J.EDGAR

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