The saga of whether The Lone Ranger will be made or won’t be made may finally be coming to an end. Deadline is reporting Disney will announce next week that Disney will make the big budget western.
Now it looks like Disney is accepting a $215 million budget for the project. Still damned expensive for a western, but $35 isn’t chump change.
All the principals are returning to the production: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Ruth Wilson, Jerry Bruckheimer, Gore Verbinski.
Some actors may not be able to return because production will be pushed back to the beginning of 2012, which may conflict with some schedules. Those actors are: Tom Wilkinson, Dwight Yoakam, Helena Bonham Carter, Barry Pepper and James Badge Dale.