It's been a long time since we had any buzz or movement on The Lone Ranger
. For a movie that reunites Jerry Bruckheimer
, Johnny Depp
, and Pirates
' scribes Terry Rossio and Ted Elliott
... it's just kind of sitting there. But that's probably a good thing -- we want them to take their time.
At last though, they might have a director. Production Weekly
Tweeted that Mike Newell
is "in talks" to direct The Lone Ranger
for Disney. Yes, the British director of Four Weddings and a Funeral,
, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
, and perhaps most importantly, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
. Clearly, Bruckheimer is hiring from within the "family," but let's look at it as a sign that Disney and Bruckheimer might really dig what Newell did with Prince of Persia
. (Erik Davis liked what he saw
too, for the record.)
It's not official, but let's talk about it like it is. I thought Newell did a pretty bang-up job with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
, and directors from Across the Pond tend to do a pretty good job tackling Western mythology like The Lone Ranger.
Do you think he'd be a good pick?