“Everything you see here is real”–producer Jerry Bruckheimer talks about THE LONE RANGER

In an interview with CNN, producer Jerry Bruckheimer took pains to explain how The Lone Ranger differs from other summer blockbusters that depend heavily on CGI effects for their on-screen thrills. In The Lone Ranger, “Everything is real,” Mr. Bruckheimer said. “Gore [Verbinski, the director] doesn’t like to do it with the visual effects, so those guys are really on the train, the train is actually moving, it’s not a CG shot — so everything you see here is real. So it had to be built. You can’t imagine how many people it takes just to keep the train running; to get the stunt guys to keep the guys on top of the train; the rigging so they’re all safe and the amount of extras [to be] the people in the background; it’s just a lot.”

Mr. Bruckheimer likens the logistics of making The Lone Ranger to “moving an army [across] five states.” But the effort to bring Western authenticity to the screen — even shooting in Monument Valley in the Navajo Nation, the iconic location of so many John Ford films — is worthwhile, he insists, for the experience it will bring the moviegoer. “[Verbinski] makes big movies and that’s what audiences love and that’s why summer movies become blockbusters, because you give them a lot of punch for their 10 or 12 bucks,” he explained. “[We’re] reinventing the tale of the Lone Ranger, but starting with the origin. It’s the origin story, told through Tonto’s point of view, who’s not quite accurate with what he remembers, so it’s a lot of fun.”

The Zone thanks Emma for sharing the news; you can read more about The Lone Ranger on the Zone’s News & Views forum. The CNN article is available HERE.

The Lone Ranger arrives in movie theaters on July 3, 2013.

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