One of the biggest blockbusters this summer is The Lone Ranger starring Armie Hammer (The Social Network) and Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean). A trailer was released a couple of weeks ago and now Disney has revealed a new spectacular featurette.
The film synopsis is:
“Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.”
The highlight of the new video is that Armie Hammer faces a 2,000 ft. drop. Hammer, who has also joined The Man from U.N.C.L.E. alongside Henry Cavill, plays the lead, John Reid / The Lone Ranger opposite Depp.
The film is directed by Gore Verbinski (The Pirates of the Caribbean), who has collaborated with Depp in Pirates for years. The screenplay adaptation is written by Justin Haythe (The Clearing, Snitch), Terry Rossio and Ted Elliot (Pirates of the Caribbean).
The original music for The Lone Ranger is composed by Hans Zimmer, who has scored many blockbusters including Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lion King, The Dark Knight and Inception.
This new featurette is set in Utah and shows how the crew is preparing for Armie Hammer to take the long 2,000 ft drop from a platform. One of the crew members points out that director Gore Verbinski does not like to do computer generated stunts.
Hammer is seen pacing nervously while the crew gets everything ready for the shoot. “It’s a long way down to the other side, just kind of a nervous energy.” Another crew members comments.
The Lone Ranger opens in the US on July 3rd and is set to arrive in the UK on August 9th. Watch the nerve racking video.