GOTCHAMOVIES.COM – On December 17th, Disney is set to release The Lone Ranger on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, and On-Demand!! The film packs an all star cast featuring Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson and Helena Bonham Carter!
Directed by Gore Verbinski, The Lone Ranger is his fifth movie with Johnny Depp and his first movie to produce with Disney since the Pirates of the Caribbean series. A remake of a classic tale, The Lone Ranger is the perfect gift for your friend that adores Depp and all his quirks this holiday season.
Some of the Blu-ray and DVD Features you can expect to find include —
Blooper Reel (RT 4:12) – BD, DVD & Select Digital Retailers Only
Deleted Scene – BD & Select Digital Retailers Only
Riding The Rails Of The Lone Ranger (RT: 10:36) – BD & Select Digital Retailers Only For the production of the movie, director Gore Verbinski had a five mile oval track built along with multiple engines and cars. See the incredible effort that went into crafting such a detailed and important part of The Lone Ranger.
Armies’s Western Road Trip (RT: 14:28) – BD & Select Digital Retailers Only Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger) takes viewers on a tour of the scenic locations the production shot in as we see and learn more about the amazing places he went to become The Lone Ranger.
Becoming A Cowboy (RT: 8:02) – BD & Select Digital Retailers Only Before the cast began shooting the film, they had to learn how to shoot a gun…and ride a horse. In this piece we follow the cowboy (and cowgirl) cast to boot camp, where they got a chance to experience what their characters would really be living like in the Wild West.
Get ready to buy The Lone Ranger for your friends this Christmas season!
Walt Disney Pictures has debuted this latest TV spot for the upcoming action-adventure film, ‘The Lone Ranger.’
Walt Disney Pictures has set loose this new international trailer for the action-adventure film, ‘The Lone Ranger.’
WSJ.COM – In the coming summer film “The Lone Ranger,” actor Armie Hammer reinterprets the classic Western hero.
Hammer, 26 years old, was too young to know the television show starring Clayton Moore as the masked Texas ranger who fights injustices in the West with Native American warrior Tonto.
“What I knew was just that my dad called me “Kemosabe.” He was like, “Come on, Kemosabe!” Hammer said, referring to Tonto’s nickname for the Lone Ranger.
Hammer said his Lone Ranger is more conflicted. In the film we first meet him as lawyer John Reid. As the younger brother to tough ranger Dan, John went east to study law and took to the ideals of John Locke. He returns to his hometown in the West with a strong sense of justice and due process.
“He quickly realizes that his chosen methods aren’t going to work,” Hammer said. “He’s like, ‘Look, he stole your horse. It’s okay, you don’t have to shoot him.’ And then [gunshot noise] someone pops him, he’s like ‘Good god, what’s going on around here?’ and then you see him transformed.”
The July 3 film stars Johnny Depp as Tonto and is directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The production was about five months long and included such locations as Monument Valley and Moab in Utah; Creede, Colorado; and Four Corners, Arizona.
“It was 125 degrees some days when we were shooting. I’m wearing that three-piece wool suit the entire time,” Hammer said last night at a special 20-minute “Lone Ranger” preview in New York. “But it was the most fun I’ve ever had, running around shooting guns, riding horses, throwing lassoes. Being a cowboy. Who doesn’t love that?”
The actor also said that he just found out yesterday about his next project (first reported by Deadline) — he will star opposite Tom Cruise in another remake of a classic television series, “Man From U.N.C.L.E.” He said he couldn’t discuss it further, only that “I’m excited about it.”
Read an edited transcript of the interview with Hammer.
LATIMES.COM – Only hours after a new trailer for “Lone Ranger” debuted online last week, the blogosphere flew into a tizzy questioning whether Johnny Depp’s portrayal of Tonto is racist.
In the upcoming western, Depp’s Tonto — the sidekick to a masked Texas ranger played by Armie Hammer — sports face paint and a headdress with a dead raven atop it. Some critics have taken issue with both Depp’s costume and the fact that the role was not portrayed by a Native American actor. (For the record, Depp told Entertainment Weekly that in 2011, “I guess I have some Native American somewhere down the line…. My great grandmother was quite a bit of Native American, she grew up Cherokee or maybe Creek Indian.”)
But Depp’s co-star, 26-year-old Hammer, is puzzled by the claims of cultural insensitivity. The actor turned up in Las Vegas with Depp last Wednesday to unveil 20 minutes of new footage from the film to movie theater owners at CinemaCon. Before being honored as the Male Star of Tomorrow at the conference a day later, Hammer defended his film’s depiction of Tonto, saying that the cast worked with many Native Americans on the project.
“They were nothing but excited about it. They loved it — they’re thrilled,” the actor said in an interview. “It’s so funny, because every Native American we talked to was like, ‘This is awesome! I’m so excited.’ And every white person we talked to was like, ‘How dare you cast a non-Native American?’ It’s like, the white people are the one who have the problem, but the Indians — the Native Americans — are like, ‘This is great. We love it.’”
“Lone Ranger,” which hits theaters over the July 4 weekend, has already faced a number of hurdles. In 2011, Walt Disney Studios was forced to halt production on the film and slash the movie’s growing budget. The studio says the film ended up costing about $225 million to produce.
In a summer filled with big-budget spectacle, Hammer believes “Lone Ranger” will stand out because at its core its “very grounded.”
“There are so many movies coming out this summer — “World War Z” and several big fictional films — but this movie seemed more non-fictional,” he said. “It’s very grounded. It’s very real. It’s about two guys and the stresses and pressure of having to work together and deal with each other and not liking each other but then realizing you need each other. It’s people. It’s not boom-boom and explosions.”
POPSUGAR.COM – Armie Hammer was at CinemaCon in Las Vegas this week to promote his first big leading role in The Lone Ranger. We caught up with the actor just before he teamed up with his costar Johnny Depp for a Q&A about the film. Armie talked to us about the experience of shooting “in the middle of nowhere,” the karaoke parties the cast and crew shared at night, and why the “bohemian” Johnny is unique from the other great actors he’s worked with.
Following yesterday’s release of the new US trailer for ‘The Lone Ranger,’ Disney has set loose this latest international trailer for the action-adventure film.
Interview with Armie Hammer (John Reid) at the special Fan Event for the release of the new trailer for The Lone Ranger
LATIMES.COM – The latest trailer for “The Lone Ranger” is set to be unveiled this afternoon, with stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer participating in a live stream discussion about the clip and the movie, which will kick off at 1 p.m. PDT.
The promotional event comes on the heels of a new wave of character posters the studio released Tuesday and is part of Las Vegas’ CinemaCon, the annual exhibitors’ conference where the studios court the affection of movie theater owners across the country with elaborate presentations for their upcoming films.