New images of Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in The Lone Ranger

Another look at the big-budget western

The Lone Ranger is saddling up for a summer 2013 release, and a batch of new images from the western TV adap have been unveiled.

These new snaps come in addition to the first official image, which was unveiled by producer Jerry Bruckheimer earlier this year.

Armie Hammer plays the straight-shooting title character, but it’s Johnny Depp who’s expected to pinch scenes as Native American sidekick Tonto.

The new images (via USA Today) give away no plot specifics, but do at least promise an incredible-looking epic. Dust flies, horses gallop, and trains chug in what could be the prettiest western since The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford.

Director Gore Verbinski (Pirates Of The Caribbean, Rango) describes TLR as a “dysfunctional buddy movie.”

Check out the images in full below:

Fresh reports suggest that the budget has gone as high as $250m as the shooting totals more than 140 days. Let’s hope the final product warrants the effort.

We’ll find out when The Lone Ranger opens in the UK on 9 August 2012.

Is The Lone Ranger high up on your ‘Most Anticipated Of 2013’ list? Let us know below…


    • CaptainCrazy

      Oct 1st 2012, 14:21

      This will need to be really special to raise interest. Having The Hammer (I imagine that's what he calls himself) on board is a big negative for the male demographic.

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    • TwoBobRuss

      Oct 1st 2012, 15:04

      Isnt all a bit old fashioned to have a "pale face" play a Native American??

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    • anant

      Oct 1st 2012, 16:57

      johnny hasn't been reliable these days! lets hope this is worth the effort!!

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 2nd 2012, 6:00

      I've been a fan of Depp's for many years but his wacky mid life crisis is beginning to irritate me. It's time he started doing more series stuff again.

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