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After teasing us for two days with photos, more photos and a poster, Disney has premiered the first trailer for director Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger, one in which the landscape and the train — and not Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer — are the stars. That’s perhaps understandable, considering the Western’s $215 budget, which included the construction of a period train: If you’re going to pay that kind of money, you want to make sure everyone sees the tag.
The trailer looks a lot — okay, exactly — like what was described coming out of Comic-Con International, right down to the voiceover and the slow-motion shot of the boy throwing the bullet. That doesn’t make it any less impressive, though. The Lone Ranger is a Western on a sweeping scale, precisely what you expect from the Pirates of the Caribbean team of Verbinski and Jerry Bruckheimer.
Watch the trailer below or in HD at Apple.com. Opening July 3, 2013, The Lone Ranger also stars Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter.
From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ The Lone Ranger, a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice — taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.