Jerry Bruckheimer gives a production update on The Lone Ranger

Disney's The Lone Ranger adaptation may have taken its sweet time in getting to the production stage, but after much budgetary wrangling and hard graft, principal photography on the project has nearly been completed.

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer recently took to his blog to update the fans on how things are shaping up, as well as sharing some new on-set images that give an impression of the scale and majesty we can expect from the cinematography.

"Almost done with filming of The Lone Ranger ," begins Bruckheimer. "125 days of shooting seemed to fly by. We dealt with winds up to 70 mph, rain, snow, and even wildfires but nothing has stopped us from filming this incredible movie."

"The cast has been absolutely amazing and we could not have asked for a better crew. Everyone has been extremely dedicated in making this film a major success. We have a few more filming days back in California and then post-production goes into high gear. Before we know it, it will be 3 July 2013 and we can’t wait to share this incredible film with everyone."

"Until then, here are a few photos of our time in New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, and Arizona." You can check out a couple of those spectacular images below. The Lone Ranger opens in the UK on 5 July 2013.

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