In an interview with Anthony Breznican of Entertainment Weekly, Jerry Bruckheimer reflected on his new film, The Lone Ranger, which is currently filming in New Mexico with Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the lawman. Is the Lone Ranger mythology intact? “We have the classic elements, the big white hat for The Lone Ranger, though he’s not wearing his blue suit,” the producer told EW. “But he has his black mask, and he has silver bullets, and of course he has his horse Silver. Everything else is slightly different.”
One important change, of course, is the telling of the story from Tonto’s point of view this time around. “Tonto and The Lone Ranger aren’t exactly in sync,” Bruckheimer explained. “They share the same quest for justice, but they approach it from two different points of view. The Lone Ranger is a prosecutor coming back to his home in Texas from back east, and he believes in the law of the courtroom, where Tonto has a whole different perspective on the law, and likes to take it into his own hands. They see justice completely differently.”
The Zone thanks Emma for sharing the interview; you can read the EW article HERE, and you can read more about The Lone Ranger on the Zone’s News & Views forum.