In case you'd forgotten, here's what a $250m Western looks like. Walt Disney's The Lone Ranger is one of next year's biggest planned summer releases, currently scheduled to arrive in cinemas on August 9th 2013, and has been reinvented, in the words of director Gore Verbinski, as:
A dysfunctional buddy movie. It's two guys who start literally and figuratively handcuffed together who end up on the same mission with completely different world views. They sort of rub off on one another. But they have plenty of disagreements.
So … Due Date with a stuffed crow instead of a pug?
It seems that The Lone Ranger, a film which had previously been rumoured to feature everything from time travel to werewolves, is going to have a relatively traditional storyline, save for the new twist that it will be told from the perspective of the Lone Ranger's Comanche companion, Tonto, played by Johnny Depp. The actor apparently helped to design his own make-up for the film: a black-and-white painted face and torso with a pet crow headpiece that he feeds bird seed to.
You can check out the look for yourself in these new images that were published alongside interviews with cast and crew in USA Today.