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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The thrilling days of yesteryear...


Jerry Bruckheimer is producing a new Lone Ranger film for Disney, who is hoping lightning can strike twice for Bruckheimer; the man responsible for their Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy. I've always liked the Lone Ranger. I like that he uses silver for bullets, symbolizing the value of human life, and that he never kills. He's also a great fictional role model of racial tolerance in that he befriended an American Indian. I've gone as the Lone Ranger for Halloween, but since my son was dressed as Buzz Lightyear everyone thought I was Woody.

Johnny Depp has signed to play Tonto. Rumors have circulated that George Clooney might play the character of John Reid, thankfully Bruckheimer dispelled those recently. George already butchered one masked vigilante, why give him a shot at two?

Coincidentally, this rumor means Clooney has been linked to two famous, mask wearing crime fighters; who are also related! Back in his E.R. days the Cloon-head was attached to a Green Hornet film (another one is in the works, now as an action-comedy staring that fat guy from Knocked Up). The Green Hornet's alter ego, Britt Reid, is the great grand nephew of John Reid, the Lone Ranger. In fact, John Reid's silver mine, from where the silver came for all his bullets. provided the fortune that bankrolled Britt Reid's publishing empire.

I also know the name of the Lone Ranger's nephew's horse...

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