For a moment at the beginning of this latest trailer, we thought we might actually get a look at the new Johnny Depp / Gore Verbinski / Jerry Bruckheimer collaboration without the trains that have dominated every other teaser and promo for The Lone Ranger. But they rattle along soon enough… Check out the latest footage for the movie over at Apple.
Of course, when Team Ranger has funnelled so much effort into beautiful steam locomotives and designed a series of impressive set pieces around them, it’s natural that they’d want to show them off like a child with a brand new Hornby kit. And a lot of the running around / riding horses on / swinging through speeding carriages is fun.
Armie Hammer stars as John Reid, a freshly graduated lawyer who agrees to tag along with brother Dan (James Badge Dale) as part of a posse. When the rest of the party is gunned down, John is recovered, near death, by Native American warrior Tonto (Depp), and swears to track down the people responsible. Amongst those he targets are William Fichtner’s evil Butch Cavendish and Tom Wilkinson’s scheming business type Latham Cole.
With Ruth Wilson, Barry Pepper, Helena Bonham Carter and James Frain also among the cast, The Lone Ranger ambles in on August 9. Check out one of the earlier trailers below.