‘Lone Ranger’ Trailer: Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer and a Lot of Canyons

Everything old is new again, and as such, the Walt Disney company is taking the 1930s radio program The Lone Ranger and making it into a big, flashy 21st-century blockbuster. One-time Winklevoss twin Armie Hammer plays the masked man and Johnny Depp, in a whole lot of face paint and with a scarf-and-braids headwear ensemble that evokes more Jack Sparrow than spirit guide, plays Tonto, his trusty sidekick. Depp is reunited with his Pirates of the Caribbean director, Gore Verbinski, and producer, Jerry Bruckheimer (natch), as well as eternal scene partner Helena Bonham Carter.

The first trailer for The Lone Ranger dropped this week, and although not much is revealed about the plot (something about trains and corruption and explosions) and very little dialogue is heard over the foreboding voiceover, there are a whole lot of sweeping, natural shots of majestic canyons and stuff. This makes sense, as the film was partially shot at the Cimarron Canyon State Park in New Mexico. Oh, and there are some explosions too. And Johnny Depp says “Kemosabe” at some point.

The Lone Ranger won’t make it to the big screen until the summer of 2013, but in the meantime, here’s a big, flashy clip to keep people who will see this movie interested.

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