We’re a full month away, but do you know what are you doing this Memorial Day? If two studios have their way, you’ll be spending a big chunk of it in a movie theater where a pair of highly anticipated sequels will be facing off. On May 24, the Warner Bros. comedy The Hangover Part III and the Universal action-adventure Fast & Furious 6 will premiere with hopes of drawing on their similarly young, male core demographic—while not stomping on each other’s toes in the process. “It’s as close to a coin-flip weekend as you’ll ever see in the summer season,” says Phil Contrino, VP/chief analyst of BoxOffice.com. “Eighteen-to 34-year-old males—that’s the bread and butter for both [franchises]. Those people will have to make a decision that weekend.” Past performances show the franchises to be extremely well matched: Fast Five opened with $86.2 million in April 2011, while The Hangover Part II opened with $85.9 million on Memorial Day weekend that same year. READ FULL STORY »
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“All I know is that a man killed my brother,” says the Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer) in the new “final” theatrical trailer for Gore Verbinski’s summer blockbuster, which seems out to prove that sometimes you don’t need anything more than some trains and horses to make a thrilling adventure movie.
Up until this point, the trailers for The Lone Ranger seem to have assumed that everyone would know the basic story of the 1950s television series, or at least want to know why a dirt-covered Armie Hammer would be waking up on top of some very unstable looking scaffolding. Disney’s taken a different approach for the final theatrical trailer, teasing a little bit of back story before getting to Johnny Depp’s Tonto, the Lone Ranger’s disenchantment with the law, and all those epic train sequences.
Tom Wilkinson grew up in England but, of course, like any child of the 1950s, he could see the Old West just fine thanks to the powerful and focused lens of Hollywood. The two-time Oscar nominee plays a rapacious railroad baron named Latham Cole (that’s him in the new poster above) in Disney’s The Lone Ranger, the most expensive western in history and a bold bid to revive that once-dominant screen genre. READ FULL STORY »
The Lone Ranger might be a tough sell at first glance: It’s based on a minor, but beloved, 1950s TV serial, it co-stars Johnny Depp as a Native American, and the trailers — from what we’ve seen so far — are full of spectacle but little else.
All that aside, it’s one of Disney’s biggest films coming out this summer, and two very cool new character posters spotlight both Depp’s Tonto and Armie Hammer’s Lone Ranger.
We’re not quite sure what the narrator is saying at the beginning (paging Japanese-speaking EW readers?), but this third trailer for Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger (in theaters July 3rd), proves again that action transcends language barriers.
For anyone who’s been keeping up with the other trailers, besides Helena Bonham Carter’s awesome leg gun, this new Japanese version doesn’t offer many new scenes, but it’s low on dialogue and bursting with intense imagery, explosions, falls, and Armie Hammer shots. It’s the perfect trailer for a summer blockbuster.
Check it out past the jump.
Disney aired a new trailer for The Lone Ranger before the Super Bowl kick off show.
This Bond-ified version — did you see the scene on the train? — of the popular western stars Armie Hammer, Johnny Depp, and Bellatrix Lestrange … I mean, Helena Bonham Carter. Watch the new spot below! READ FULL STORY »
Fresh on the heels of his upcoming adventure The Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp, director Gore Verbinski is set to helm and produce a live action adaptation of the North Korea-set graphic novel Pyongyang by Guy Delisle.
New Regency announced Tuesday it’s teaming up with Verbinski’s production company Blind Wink on the film, about “outsourcing run amok when a young animator sent to North Korea is accused of espionage,” according to a press release. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty screenwriter Steve Conrad is working on the script.
Verbinski, who also directed saucy animated film Rango and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and other Depp-Disney offshoots, is in post-production on The Lone Ranger, set for release this summer.
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The Lone Ranger had a semi-abstract teaser trailer a couple months ago that prominently featured Tom Wilkinson soliloquizing about the railroad, making the movie look a little bit more like a very special episode of Hell on Wheels. The new trailer makes it very clear that the movie is a gigantic new blockbuster western, from the makers of Pirates of the Caribbean. Curiously, the new trailer also vaguely resembles the trailer for Cowboys & Aliens. But director Gore Verbinski made Rango, a legitimate western homage pretending to be a kiddie caper. And this trailer makes it clear that Verbinski is putting the huge Lone Ranger budget to good use. You want an acrobatic train crash? Oh, we’ve got an acrobatic train crash. Watch below: READ FULL STORY »
Right? Only the guilty fear showing their faces.
In the new trailer for The Lone Ranger, Johnny Depp’s Tonto seems to acknowledge this with his broken English line: “There come a time, Kemosabe … when good man must wear mask.”
As the big-budget action-adventure gallops towards theaters July 3, going a little bit bad may be a very good thing for this movie. READ FULL STORY »
There has been a lot of talk about the grief-stricken set of The Lone Ranger, but soon we’ll begin judging the Johnny Depp/Armie Hammer western on its own terms as a movie.
The trailer is set to go online tomorrow morning, and in advance of that, Walt Disney Pictures has released the film’s teaser poster, along with a handful of new photos.
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