Thursday, April 30, 2009
Prince Of Persia Rides Again?
Production Weekly has a twitter-feed that says Mike Newell(Prince of Persia) is in negotiations to film Terry Rossio & Ted Elliott’s screenplay of Walt Disney Pictures "The Lone Ranger" remake/reboot/retool?
Word is the Suits like what they're seeing in the dailies and are confident in Newell as the director of Jerry Bruckheimer's next ginormous undertaking set for release in 2011. Crowded year with some other movie from the Mouse called TRON 2. Should be an interesting year for WDP. Johnny Depp is the only cast member signed right now. He's the faithful sidekick Tonto, but now the question will be who is the Lone Ranger?
Posted by Honor Hunter at 7:07 PM
Labels: Film, Jerry Bruckheimer, Lone Ranger, Remakes, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Walt Disney Pictures
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There goes that year again...
I actually had to refrain from writing that!
Nice that you noticed, Mark...
I can't wait to see The Lone Ranger because it's a western, and my brothers and I just love westerns plus it's written by Ted Eliott and Terry Rossio, the great writers who brought us Pirates of the Caribbean and Mask of Zorro, some of my most favorite movies of ll time. Johnny Depp as Tonto is one of the funniest castings I've ever heard and I can't wait to see what he does with the role. Mike did a good job with Goblet of Fire, seems like a good choice, definetly can't wait.
Wow, so this means Newell's attached to three potential franchises now? The guy must like staying busy.
The third series would be potential adaptations of Terry Brooks Shannara series (personally not a huge fan of the books but it'd still be cool to see them make it to the big screen).
I love the Shannara books! I'd love to see them make it to the big screen, but I fear that someone would screw them up like every other fantasy movie not named "Lord of the Rings" is screwed up.
Yeah, most fantasy novels adaptations get screwed up to a certain extent, but I think Stardust made the jump relatively unscathed.
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