Synopsis: Native American spirit warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.
Release Date: July 3, 2013
Thoughts: The first trailer for summer’s would-be blockbuster The Lone Ranger kept its cards close to its chest, revealing just enough to let audiences know that Johnny Depp was falling down another rabbit hole of chameleon acting as Tonto, the trusty sidekick of the titular character (Armie Hammer). The second preview is more of the same with some added plot details and a few more impressive effects shots. For the most part, I enjoyed Depp’s previous collaboration with director Gore Verbinski (Rango, the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies) but westerns have traditionally been a tough sell for modern audiences. If anyone can breathe some life into the old genre, it’s the dynamic duo of Depp and Verbinski. Count me in as ‘highly interested.”