Mike Newell, who is currently working on Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time, is in talks to direct Walt Disney Pictures’ The Lone Ranger.
The film will star Johnny Depp, and according to ComingSoon.net, ‘begins with a group of Texas Rangers chasing down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish.’ The gang ambush the Texas Rangers, and one survivor is found by an American Indian named Tonto (Depp), who nurses the Ranger back to health. Tonto and the Ranger now team together to seek out the gang in a quest for justice.
It’s rumored that George Clooney is also to star in the film as the Ranger, nothing has yet been confirmed about that though, so we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not Clooney and Depp will be starring alongside one another in this one.
A release date is yet to be confirmed for Disney’s The Lone Ranger, sometime in 2010 is probably what we’re looking at here though, and more information shall be announced soon.