Johnny Depp Talks Tonto & the Comedic Aspect of THE LONE RANGER
Published: January 18, 2011 - 12:14pm
Johnny Depp has dropped some details surrounding the upcoming Disney Studios' The Lone Ranger, hinting at the movie's comedic tone and how he plans to portray the film's sidekick Tonto in a new and different way.
"I think it's going to be good, when we have a chance to put it up on its feet. What we've got so far screenplay-wise is really great, really funny," said Depp on The Lone Ranger.
Gore Verbinski is set to direct the upcoming film and in doing so marks yet another team-up between Depp and the Pirates of the Caribbean director. The film is said to be a unique take on the historic character and his partnership with Tonto. No casting has been made for the title role at this time.
"I always felt Native Americans were badly portrayed in Hollywood films over the decades. It's a real opportunity for me to give a salute to them. Tonto was a sidekick in all the Lone Ranger series. (This film) is a very different approach to that partnership. And a funny one I think," said Depp.
Back in March, producer Jerry Bruckheimer stated that the movie will be an origin story beginning with the title character's time as a Texas Ranger. Johnny Depp is set to star as Tonto, and director Gore Verbinski (Rango) is at it's helm. You can check out the film's official logo HERE!