Deadline reports that Gore Verbinski (director of the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy and the upcoming Rango) is looking at Disney’s The Lone Ranger as a potential project. As a result of what seems to be Depp-Fever, Verbinski is going to re-team with Johnny Depp who is currently signed on to play the Lone Ranger’s sidekick, Tonto.
Comingsoon wrote up a nice synopsis, so instead of coming up with my own I’ll just be lazy and take theirs:
The Lone Ranger’s origin story begins with a group of Texas Rangers chasing down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish. The gang ambushes the Rangers, seemingly killing them all. One survivor is found, however, by an American Indian named Tonto, who nurses him back to health. The Ranger, donning a mask and riding a white stallion named Silver, teams up with Tonto to bring the unscrupulous gang and others of that ilk to justice.