Sneak Peek: The Lone Ranger and Tonto ride again
Forget about his secondary roles in the novels, the radio program and the TV series. In the upcoming film The Lone Ranger, Tonto walks side-by-side with the famous masked lawman.
"This is all about two guys who are on the same path, but who have come from two very different worlds," says Armie Hammer, who plays the title character in the action-adventure flick due out July 3, 2013.
Putting Tonto on equal footing is helped by the fact that he is played by Johnny Depp, who reunites with his Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer for the film, which just wrapped its lengthy shoot.
"The challenge was to turn the story on its head and reinvent it," says Verbinski, pointing out that his story is even narrated by Tonto. "Everyone has heard about the Lone Ranger, but not from the only other who was there -- Tonto."
Depp's Comanche shaman character is a daunting vision complete with eerie full torso makeup and a stuffed crow headpiece.
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