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It might be a genre that no longer brings in the big-bucks in the classic bygone era of the 1940-70s but Walt Disney Pictures will have their fingers crossed that The Lone Ranger can break the mould. The re-imagining of the classic radio serial-turned-television favourite has Armie Hammer as the masked vigilante lawman John Reid, on a quest for justice alongside Johnny Depp’s Native American sidekick Tonto and trusty steed Silver.
The western adventure, which includes an impressive supporting cast of Barry Pepper, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter, really does look a blast. Whether it can make back its reported $280 million budget remains to be seen. Meanwhile, why not check out this action-packed new banner for the film hitting Us cinemas 3rd July and the UK 9th August. Gore Verbinski directs.
We’ve also included the French poster of a similar design featured a week or so ago. »
- Craig Hunter
Posters for The Lone Ranger, Red 2, Hell Baby, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Europa Report, R.I.P.D., Baggage Claim, Inside Llewyn Davis, As I Lay Dying, Redemption, Fruitvale Station, Grown Ups 2, and some beautiful artwork for the cover of a 300: Rise of an Empire coffee book.
"Joe Wright is reported Out of the »
- Garth Franklin
Flagstaff, Ariz. — The Hollywood image of Tonto once had the Lone Ranger's sidekick wearing a thin headband and lots of dangling fringes. The latest Disney version has a shirtless Johnny Depp adorned with feathers, a face painted white with black stripes, and a stuffed crow on his head.
The character in the upcoming "The Lone Ranger" still speaks broken English and chants prayers. But Depp has said he's less subservient, honors the proud American Indian warrior and displays a dry sense of humor seen throughout Indian Country. The production even hired a Comanche adviser, making it decidedly a Comanche story, and received the blessing of other tribes through ceremonies during filming.
Yet Disney has caught flak for what some say is the perpetuation of stereotypes through a character that lacks any real cultural traits. Moviegoers will have to wait until July 3 to see how all this plays out on screen. »
Multi-talented director Eli Roth is showing off his acting skills once again in the thriller Aftershock, which is in theaters this Friday. Playing a character lovingly referred to as Gringo, Roth co-wrote and produced this tale of an earthquake that hits Chile while he and his new found friends are partying at a club. They must survive the aftermath in what turns out to be quite a gruesome ride.
We recently caught up with Eli, who was participating in a junket for the film at Los Angeles' exclusive home to magicians ,The Magic Castle. From a room adorned with owls, the director of Hostel and Cabin Fever revealed that Aftershock is based on real events that happened to director Nicolás López. He also spoke a tiny bit about his own next directoriual effort The Green Inferno, »
We’ve seen plenty of awesome Lego movie sets over the years, ranging from the likes of Iron Man 3 to The Hobbit, and the upcoming The Lone Ranger. And now it’s Hasbro’s turn once more to take on a big movie franchise, partnering up with Paramount and J.J. Abrams in tandem with the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness.
The Star Trek Kre-o line marks the fourth in the series, following on from Transformers, Battleship, and G.I. Joe, the last of which landed earlier this year. And with Star Trek Into Darkness’ release just two days away on our shores, Yahoo Movies have debuted a great new J.J. Abrams-produced stop motion short featuring toys from the new Kre-o sets.
The Kre-o sets recreate the ships, locations, and characters of the upcoming movie. There’s the U.S.S. Enterprise, of course, that opens up to reveal the bridge. »
- Kenji Lloyd
Covering a lot of ground in this Friday's episode including a lot of news from recent headlines along with an extended review of Iron Man 3 with Kevin Jagernauth (aka K. Jagz and Da Juggz) from The Playlist. We also get into our usual assortment of games, take your questions and voicemails and much, much more. I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. An alternative to that option is a new way of leaving us a voicemail directly from your computer. Just click here and no matter where you live in the world, all you »
- Brad Brevet
The new trailer for "White House Down" includes much of the same terrifying imagery presented in the film's first teaser -- the U.S. Capitol exploding from the inside out, for instance -- but with one key addition: jokes. The latest look at Roland Emmerich's upcoming summer blockbuster shines a spotlight on the interaction between stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx.
"It has a lot of humor, a lot of great characters, and -- at the center -- this relationship between an ex-soldier who wants to become a Secret Service agent (Tatum) but gets denied, and the President of the United States (Foxx)," Emmerich told HuffPost Entertainment when the first "White House Down" trailer debuted in March.
That relationship -- which, in this new trailer, includes elements of "Lethal Weapon" and "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" -- puts "White House Down" on the same level as a host of other 2013 summer blockbusters. »
- The Huffington Post
Las Vegas – -An evolving global market has expanded the scope — and attendance — of the movie industry’s annual chest-pounding extravaganza, CinemaCon, with plenty of new domestic concerns, such as ratings and product diversity, finding their way into the conversation at this week’s tradeshow.
Still, there was talk devoted to ongoing hot-button issues facing the industry, namely, shortened theatrical windows.
The divisive topic came up during a panel discussion midway through the week-long confab, with Universal Pictures chairman Adam Fogelson defending windows experimentation: “I believe there is a price point and delivery method where we can add to the pie without in any way incentivizing anyone not going to the movie theater.”
Gerry Lopez, chief executive of AMC, told Variety that discussions between studios and exhibitors about shortened theatrical windows have become more amicable over the past few months, but added “the dialogue never goes away.”
Attempting to keep the conversation fresh, »
- Andrew Stewart and Dave McNary
Now, I was a huge fan of the first, fun Pirates Of The Caribbean film, The Curse Of The Black Pearl. The others? Well, the less about those the better. Still, they put butts on seats and that success saw Disney put a whole lot of faith (and a whole chunk of change) in directer Gore Verbinski for a big-budget adaptation of western icon, The Lone Ranger. Despite many believing the western is a dying genre.
Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer play Native American sidekick Tonto and the heroic title character respectively. The duo lead an impressive supporting cast, which includes Tom Wilkinson, Ruth Wilson, William Fichtner, James Badge Dale and Thn fave Barry Pepper.
Check out the latest international trailer and poster from the action-adventure slated for Us cinemas from the Us on the 3rd July and the UK from the 9th August. Hi ho Silver!
Source: El Séptimo »
- Craig Hunter
"The Lone Ranger" wrapped in and around Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Shiprock and other locations in New Mexico, August 2012.
The premise of a vigilante, masked 'Texas Ranger', his horse 'Silver' and 'Indian' companion 'Tonto', was then adapted for pulp magazines and a popular TV series.
Episodes usually ended with a character lamenting the fact they never found out the hero's name ("Who was that masked man?"), only to be told, "Why, that was the Lone Ranger!"
Theme music used for both the radio and TV series was the "cavalry charge" finale of composer Gioacchino Rossini »
- Michael Stevens
Beijing — Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic has signed an expanded co-operation deal with Base FX that secures the exclusive use of the Beijing-based shingle’s services for all Ilm’s Hollywood pics.
The deal is another sign of how Hollywood is trying to build closer links with firms in China, the world’s second biggest movie market.
Base FX has been working with Ilm for a year and, under its supervision, its Beijing production team has successfully completed work on “G.I.: Joe Retaliation,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “The Lone Ranger” and “Pacific Rim.”
“The exclusive contractual agreement is a key part of Ilm’s growth strategy in Asia, providing scale and guaranteed capacity in China,” the two companies said in a joint statement. »
- Clifford Coonan
After Disney's big presentation this morning, which featured an extended look at The Lone Ranger and the first screening of Monsters University, it was Sony's turn this evening to show off their upcoming slate, which showed a good deal of material from just about every movie that the studio has coming out in 2013. While most of the footage shown, from films like Elysium, Carrie, White House Down, After Earth, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2, Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Grown Ups 2 and Smurfs 2, has already been released online or shown in some capacity to the press, there was still plenty of new stuff to get excited for, as detailed below! This Is The End We.ve actually seen quite a bit from This is the End as of late, between the WonderCon footage shown down in Anaheim last month and the recently released red band trailer and new clip, »
The Lone Ranger trailer and livestream q&a will debut at 1pm Pacific. This is sort of a new way to roll out a trailer, eh? As we continue to »
- Sasha Stone
M&C has added six character Posters from The Lone Ranger. Disney's The Lone Ranger rides into theaters July 3rd. Disney's The Lone Ranger rides into theaters July 3rd. Disney's The Lone Ranger rides into theaters July 3rd. Disney's The Lone Ranger rides into theaters July 3rd. Disney's The Lone Ranger rides into theaters July 3rd. Disney's The Lone Ranger rides into theaters July 3rd. »
- Patrick Luce
Hi-yo, Silver! Disney's "The Lone Ranger" is less than four months away, and to keep the pressure on audiences not to forget the mega-budget Gore Verbinski franchise-starter in a summer brimming over with blockbuster sequels, the studio has released several new character posters for the film featuring Johnny Depp (slapping on the warpaint as Tonto), Armie Hammer, Helena Bonham Carter and more. Feast your eyes on all six in the gallery below. "The Lone Ranger" is slated for release on July 3. »
- Chris Eggertsen
A couple of key new photos starting with the first photo of Ben Stiller in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. There's also a shot of "Castle" star Nathan Fillion in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, and some more photos from Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring.
"William Friedkin, the director behind the original 'The Exorcist', says that 'there isn't one sequel to 'The Exorcist' that's worth a bucket of warm spit… I had nothing to do with them. If I had, I would be ashamed'…" (full details)
- Garth Franklin
It.s a four hour drive to get from Los Angeles, California to Las Vegas, Nevada, a trip that.s composed entirely of long stretches of highway that extend through the deserts of the south west. And once again we have braved the heat and the sand paving the way to this year.s CinemaCon. At the annual event, which formerly was known as ShoWest, all of the major studios hold big presentations to show off footage and make announcements about all of the biggest movies that are set to hit theaters in the coming months. This year is set to be a great one, with titles like Star Trek Into Darkness, Man of Steel, The Lone Ranger, Elysium, The Heat, and possibly even The Hunger Games: Catching Fire set to show off the goods in The Colosseum at Caesar.s Palace. But before we get to that. After arriving »
While I already posted the first posters for Spike Lee's Oldboy, James Wan's Insidious: Chapter 2, Robert Schwentke’s R.I.P.D., and a great display for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, I've still got a ton of pictures left to post. However, rather than offering them up one article at a time, I'm grouping them all into one huge article. While a lot of the posters you've previously seen, there are a few new things like the first logo for Paul Greengrass' Somali pirate pic Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks, the first poster for Where the Devil Hides, and the first display for Jimmy Hayward's Free Birds starring Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson and Amy Poehler. In addition, you can also check out posters/displays for Star Trek Into Darkness, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, Despicable Me 2, Fast and Furious 6, Man of Steel, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Deadline reports that David Yates' planned reboot of the Tarzan franchise has run into trouble as Warner Bros. has today made the decision to halt production. The reimagining of the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs tale had Alexander Skarsgard attached to play the title role, while Jessica Chastain was said to be in talks to play Jane. It sounds as if the reason for this is due to budgetary concerns, a problem which also plagued The Lone Ranger during its early stages. Whether this project can be saved or if it will go the same way as Akira and Paradise Lost remains to be seen. The site adds that the studio were courting Jamie Foxx to play the third lead, but no deal was put in place. Warner Bros. are hoping to try again next year, but had never actually green lit the film. »
While a new full length trailer for The Lone Ranger is slated to debut on April 17th next week, the first TV spot has some new footage to show off. This one is certainly action-packed, with plenty of bits we haven't seen before. Helena Bonham Carter gets some more screentime along with a specially equipped boot that could prove to be deadly in the pub. But the real star this time seems to be Armie Hammer as the titular hero as he rides his trusty steed Silver along the top of a train as it barrels into a tunnel. It feels like we've been waiting forever for this flick to come out, and now I just want to if it's good or not. Watch below! Here's the first TV spot for Gore Verbinski's The Lone Ranger from YouTube: "There come a time, Kimosabe... When good men must wear mask. »
- Ethan Anderton
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