The Lone Ranger
has released a brand new, full-length trailer online, and you can watch it right here.
The Disney adventure rolls up next summer, breathing new life into a character whose heyday was in the TV series of the ‘40s and ‘50s, after being introduced to the public conscience in a 1933 radio show.
But for film fans, it’ll be the combo of Johnny Depp, director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer (the team behind mega-franchise
Pirates Of The Caribbean
) that’ll provide the interest.
In this version, Armie Hammer plays the masked lawman (with Johnny Depp on sidekick duty as Native American Tonto). The Lone Ranger’s forced into action when Tom Wilkinson’s nefarious villain seeks to control the new-fangled railway that cutting a track across the untamed West.
was surprisingly bereft of laughs, but this longer version looks set to redress that balance.
Watch the full-length
There's more humour and action on display here, an intro to the plot: Hammer's John Reid is left for dead, before being discovered by Depp's Tonto, so the mask becomes a survival tool, as opposed to a style statement.
We get a brief glimpse at some supporting players (Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Wilkinson, Ruth Wilson), but for now the focus is squarely on the central odd couple.
The Lone Ranger
opens in the UK on 9 August 2013, after opening in the US on 3 July 2013.
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