Will "The Lone Ranger" Finally Giddyup on February 6, 2012? 


First, Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer were all set to star as Tonto and the Lone Ranger, respectively, for Disney's big screen version of the iconic TV western. Then...it was scrapped.

Afterwards, we were hearing that Disney asked Depp, uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and director Gore Verbinski to take some pay cuts because the production budget is getting bigger and bigger by the minute. It's a risky $250-million investment since truth be told, moviegoers are just not interested in the western genre anymore. "Cowboys & Aliens" anyone?

By the way, do they really need $250 million to make "The Lone Ranger?" Really?

But now, Deadline is saying that Disney "has set The Lone Ranger to start production February 6, 2012."

We'll see if this is true. By the time the movie hits theaters we've all walked into the sunset...away from the film!

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