Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has debuted a logo for Gore Verbinski‘s upcoming adaptation of The Lone Ranger. Or possibly, in this adaptation, Lone Ranger, as he is so alone that he can’t be accompanied by the definite article. Johnny Depp is attached as Tonto and the film is currently searching for a Lone Ranger. Depp has signaled that he would be interested in Brad Pitt or George Clooney getting the role.
Filming on Lone Ranger is expected to begin later this year with a release slated for sometime in 2012. Hit the jump to check out the full logo.
For those who aren’t familiar with The Lone Ranger, here’s a brief synopsis [via Wikipedia]:
The Lone Ranger is an American radio and television show created by George W. Trendle and developed by Fran Striker.
The title character is a masked Texas Ranger in the American Old West, originally played by George Seaton (radio), but more famously by Clayton Moore (television), who gallops about righting injustices with the aid of his clever, laconic Native American companion, Tonto played by (amongst others) John Todd, Roland Parker, and (in the television series) Jay Silverheels. Tonto usually referred to the Lone Ranger as Kemo Sabe, meaning “trusty scout”. Departing on his white horse Silver, the Ranger would shout “Hi-yo, Silver, away!” as the horse galloped toward the setting sun, followed by someone asking “Who was that masked man, anyway?” “Why he’s the Lone Ranger.” The sayings, as well as the theme music from the William Tell Overture, are indelibly stamped in the memories of millions of Americans (and Britons) who came of age during the decades of the show’s initial popularity or viewed the television series run nearly continuously for past fifty years. Reruns of the Lone Ranger as portrayed by Clayton Moore are still telecast today (August, 2010) sixty-one years after their production and initial broadcast. The character has become an icon of American culture.