With such films as “Top Gun,” “Pearl Harbor,” and “Black Hawk Down,” as well as countless hours of episodic television, it has always been of utmost importance to Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Television to honor the men and women of the United States Armed Forces who have sacrificed so greatly–often with their lives–in defense of our freedoms.
There is no one we value and appreciate more than our servicemen and women, past and present, and their families. We deeply apologize for any offense given in the episode of “The Amazing Race” which aired on Sunday, March 17th.
Almost done with filming of The Lone Ranger. 125 days of shooting seemed to fly by. We dealt with winds up to 70 mph, rain, snow, and even wildfires but nothing has stopped us from filming this incredible movie.
The cast has been absolutely amazing and we could not have asked for a better crew. Everyone has been extremely dedicated in making this film a major success. We have a few more filming days back in California and then post-production goes into high gear. Before we know it, it will be July 3rd, 2013 and we can’t wait to share this incredible film with everyone.
Until then, here are a few photos of our time in New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, and Arizona:
Filming of The Lone Ranger has wrapped in Moab. We shot some great action and train sequences in the middle of the desert. The location was at least an hour drive from any hotel or airport down a long, windy, bumpy dirt road. Cast and crew had to make the trek everyday, but the footage we got was well worth it.
In other news:
Entertainment Weekly named The Ref (1994) as one of “The 50 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen.”
Phil Koeghan, of The Amazing Race, was named the #3 best reality TV host by TV Guide.
As well, The Amazing Race has been nominated for seven Emmy Awards including Outstanding Reality–Competition Program and Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program for Phil Keoghan. CSI: Miami has also been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series.
The Lone Ranger premieres July 3rd, 2013.
For a few weeks in April and May, we took filming of The Lone Ranger to Monument Valley, Utah. The cast and crew set out to the middle of the desert to get some great action for next summer’s blockbuster film starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer.
The scenery in Monument Valley was absolutely breathtaking that Jerry Bruckheimer himself couldn’t help but send out a few tweets of his own showing the huge rocks, vast landscape, and even a couple behind the scenes shots.
THE LONE RANGER rides into theaters May 31, 2013.
Executive producer, Jerry Bruckheimer, made an appearance last week at CinemaCon 2012 during Disney’s Exclusive Presentation Highlighting the Summer of 2012 and Beyond. He gave audiences a little more insight into The Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer.
What to Expect
The Lone Ranger is one of the most iconic characters in the history of entertainment. The character’s black mask and white Stetson have become universal symbols of the fight for justice.
Today’s audiences are familiar with the characters, but over time, the origin story of the Lone Ranger/Tonto duo has been lost. This is where Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films come in. The story told will be that of how Tonto and The Lone Ranger came to be, but will be reinterpreted in a fresh way that will captivate modern audiences.
The movie is going to be told in the perspective of Tonto, played by Johnny Depp. Depp will bring his exceptional talent of creating characters into the film and will be sure to entertain every member of the audience. In addition, Director Gore Verbinski is among the best in the business in crafting action sequences. People’s expectations of a Western will be elevated to an entirely new level.
The Lone Ranger will hit theaters on May 31, 2013.
The winds have calmed down and the shoot has ramped up here in Albuquerque for The Lone Ranger.
As most of the world saw last week, Jerry tweeted the first photo of Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp as The Lone Ranger and Tonto.
The feedback from this first shot was incredible and it looks like everyone is extremely excited for this film!
The Lone Ranger rides into theaters May 31st, 2013… and it can’t come soon enough!
Stay tuned for our next update. Lots happening on set to share with everyone!