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The Lone Ranger Trailer Charges In
UPDATE: Now in Apple HD!

03 October 2012  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Apple

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After our exclusive teaser poster debut yesterday and a whole bunch of stills the day before, a trailer for The Lone Ranger was expected at some point today – and Apple have proved us right

From this footage, it looks like The Lone Ranger is not the particularly kiddy-friendly wander in the desert many though it was – with its Led Zeppelin soundtrack, slow motion shootouts, dark cinematography and bleak Monument Valley landscapes, this is far rougher round the edges than the original radio serial.

After a neat railroad twist on the Jerry Bruckheimer tree ident, the key thing to look out for – or, rather, hear out for – is the voice of Johnny Depp's Tonto. Delivered in a staccato Native American tone, he even calls the Lone Ranger his pet name, Kemosabe, as well as holding unto the bottom of a moving train.

And yes, trains – trains are very much the centrepieces of the feature, with one even screeching on its side towards a building and the voiceover booming about the coming of a new power after centuries of horseback transport. In other words, expect train-based stunts aplenty alongside your regular dose of rootin', shootin' and tootin' (whatever that actually means).

August 9 the UK release date to put in your diaries, with American fans needing only to wait until July 3 for their big screen Lone Ranger goodness. 


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Jay Silverheels was way cooler
I grew up watching the Clayton Moore/Jay Silverheels tv show. This looks a bit... I don't know what. Why has Depp got a bird on his head? How the hell are the wheels on the locomotive still moving as it slides across the desert floor on its side? If it's such a gritty, tough take on the story, why does the Ranger's hat look like its been whitewashed? Maybe I'm just being picky but this all looks a bit odd. I'm a Depp fan but I'm getting a bit weary of his 'I'm a bit crazy me' schtick. To More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 21:55 on 04 October 2012 | Report This Post

Looks Great, bring it on!!
really liked the look of that, quite dark, depp seems understated yet has his ususal presence. Armie hammer is a cool guy- good stuff all round. More

Posted by mclane1 at 14:47 on 04 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: hmmmz
Doesn't look ] bad. More

Posted by Whistler at 05:48 on 04 October 2012 | Report This Post

hmmmz
for gods sake Gore, make Bioshock already. i dont care if you have to cast jonny depp to secure studio funding, just sodding well do it. More

Posted by nyallh at 22:05 on 03 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: n33d
Looks awful. More

Posted by matty_b at 18:59 on 03 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: n33d
L: andygilligan why he's called the lone ranger i'll never know. does Tonto ever leave??? he title doesn't refer to him being alone it refers to him being the only Ranger, the last one, in a group that were ambushed and left for dead. More

Posted by Shifty Bench at 18:46 on 03 October 2012 | Report This Post

yeesh, that looks... not great. And the rail way being the central plot? Seriously, they couldn't have come up with something a little more inspired? More

Posted by clarkkent at 18:30 on 03 October 2012 | Report This Post

Will be avoiding this!
saw the footage at comic con and it looks like it will be one of the worst films of 2013. At least Disney have there Marvel projects and Monsters Universty to fill there pockets!!! More

Posted by J_BUltimatum at 15:52 on 03 October 2012 | Report This Post

Looks great. I'm sure it'll be horrendous. More

Posted by murrayjoel at 15:27 on 03 October 2012 | Report This Post

Hey Empire dudes there's a sparkling hd version on apple trailers More

Posted by ricka200 at 15:16 on 03 October 2012 | Report This Post

n33d: I believe it's for tax purposes. Tonto's aid is regarded as "outsourcing". More

Posted by Cynric at 12:01 on 03 October 2012 | Report This Post

n33d
why he's called the lone ranger i'll never know. does Tonto ever leave??? More

Posted by andygilligan at 11:00 on 03 October 2012 | Report This Post

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