Lone Ranger Featurette: Hi-Ho Silver!

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Walt Disney Pictures has released another behind-the-scenes featurette for their upcoming reboot of The Lone Ranger.  If we know anything for sure, it’s that Disney doesn’t do anything on the small scale.  And while the films they finance are massive in scale, with dedicated production budgets of at least $125 million, they run a big risk.  We’ve seen this tentpole model come back to bite their accountants in the ass before, an obvious example being John Carter.  Someone needs to create a GOB Bluth animated GIF for Disney executives: “I’ve made a huge mistake.”

Can repeating history be avoided with The Lone Ranger?  With reliable Disney go-tos like Jerry Bruckheimer, director Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp, you can tell that the executives are trying to hedge their bets.  These featurettes attempt to showcase the preparation for making The Lone Ranger as real as possible.  It must have been a tough balance to not only pay homage to classic Westerns, but also to bring the action staples we expect from today’s blockbusters.

In the latest featurette for the film, we learn about casting one of the most important members of the cast: Jon Reid’s trusty horse, Silver.  Like in many great Westerns, there exists a special bond between man and beast.  Find out the challenges in casting and training The Lone Ranger’s horse below…

The Lone Ranger opens in theatres on July 3rd. 

Source: Flicks and Bits

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