Walt Disney Home Entertainment has announced the addition of the western adventure The Lone Ranger to their upcoming slate of Blu-ray releases. The film is directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the two driving forces behind the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. The film stars Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the title character. The Lone Ranger will be available in a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack beginning on December 17th.
The Lone Ranger is 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 (Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (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. The film also stars Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson, and Helena Bonham Carter.
The Lone Ranger was released in July of this year and grossed over $244 million in worldwide box office.
The Blu-ray will include several special features, including:
- Riding The Rails of The Lone Ranger: For the production of the movie, director Gore Verbinski had a five mile oval track built along with multiple engines and cars. See the incredible effort that went into crafting such a detailed and important part of The Lone Ranger in this 11-minute featurette.
- Armies’s Western Road Trip: Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger) takes viewers on a tour of the film’s scenic locations in this 14-minute production featurette as we see and learn more about the amazing places he went to become The Lone Ranger.
- Becoming A Cowboy: Before the cast began shooting the film, they had to learn how to shoot a gun and ride a horse. In this 8-minute piece, we follow the cowboy (and cowgirl) cast to boot camp, where they got a chance to experience what their characters would really be living like in the Wild West.
- Deleted Scene & Blooper Reel
Theatrical Trailer for The Lone Ranger courtesy The JoBlo Movie Network[youtube id=”K4uHLkmGYys” width=”600″ height=”350″]