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Brucks does Ranger?

05.24.2007

Lone Ranger Now that Jerry "The Brucks" Bruckheimer is done turning a Disney theme park ride into one of the most successful film franchises in history, he's setting his sights on turning the iconic "Lone Ranger" into a billion-dollar mainstream cinematic franchise and he's apparently re-teaming with PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN scribes Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio to do so. According to an article in Variety remarking on Elliot and Rossio's newfound ability to buy a small country "Beyond another "Pirates" project, word has it that the scribes might be doing a take on the Lone Ranger saga for Bruckheimer." If anybody can mold a mask-wearing, horseback riding cowboy and his trusty Indian sidekick into an explosion-laced, action-packed, mindless moneymaking machine, it's The Brucks.

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Extra Tidbit: "The Lone Ranger" was originally a radio series. In fact, the first of 2,956 episodes of the show played on WXYZ radio in Detroit, Michigan and later on the Mutual Broadcasting System radio network and then on NBC's Blue Network (which later became ABC).
Source: Variety

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7:27PM on 05/25/2007

Sygnus

You see a masked vigilante from out of the shadows fighting for truth and justice. There are many forms the character takes, but its still basically the same character. Batman was inspired by Zorro. In fact, in the original comic, Zorro is the movie the Wayne family comes out of when they are attacked. I have enough knowledge of these characters (I am an old man compared to the cursing brats who usually write in) to know that The Masked Man, The Masked Avenger, The Shadow, The Phantom, and yes,
You see a masked vigilante from out of the shadows fighting for truth and justice. There are many forms the character takes, but its still basically the same character. Batman was inspired by Zorro. In fact, in the original comic, Zorro is the movie the Wayne family comes out of when they are attacked. I have enough knowledge of these characters (I am an old man compared to the cursing brats who usually write in) to know that The Masked Man, The Masked Avenger, The Shadow, The Phantom, and yes, even The Lone Ranger, all serve the same purpose in storytelling. It has been done so many times that its almost beyond counting. How about The Scarlet Pimpernel? How far back do you want to go? All I'm saying is..do something else.
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3:40AM on 05/25/2007

potential

This is one iconic property that really hasn't been explored for some time. There was that cheesey adaptation in the late 70's/early 80's (I admittedly liked as a kid) and a pretty lame t.v. series as few years ago, but really not much else (on screen anyways). As for the comparisons that all masked heroes are the same, they are not. Anyone who lumps Batman with the Phantom or Zorro clearly has very little knowledge of those characters. That's like saying there should be no more martial arts
This is one iconic property that really hasn't been explored for some time. There was that cheesey adaptation in the late 70's/early 80's (I admittedly liked as a kid) and a pretty lame t.v. series as few years ago, but really not much else (on screen anyways). As for the comparisons that all masked heroes are the same, they are not. Anyone who lumps Batman with the Phantom or Zorro clearly has very little knowledge of those characters. That's like saying there should be no more martial arts flicks because they all just kick eachother. Westerns are also pretty scarce, other than very serious and somber (although very well made and engrossing) flicks here and there like OPEN RANGE. An old style matinee style Western action film seems ironically kind of fresh. Could be fun, but maybe very hard to get younger viewers interested.
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10:48PM on 05/24/2007

The Lone Ranger

is Batman, and the Phantom, and the Shadow, and Green Hornet, and Zorro. etc. etc. In other words, its been done to absolute death. Enuff already. You have twenty years of a classic show called Gunsmoke where nobody wears a silly mask, has a dual identity, or leaves without being thanked. There is nobody tougher than Big Jim Arness. Big man, Like to fill up that doorway. Drop the Ranger, and start Smokin'.
is Batman, and the Phantom, and the Shadow, and Green Hornet, and Zorro. etc. etc. In other words, its been done to absolute death. Enuff already. You have twenty years of a classic show called Gunsmoke where nobody wears a silly mask, has a dual identity, or leaves without being thanked. There is nobody tougher than Big Jim Arness. Big man, Like to fill up that doorway. Drop the Ranger, and start Smokin'.
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10:25PM on 05/24/2007

if brucks has any sense at all

...he'll use the Brent Matthews-scripted new LONE RANGER comic series that is one of the coolest damn comics on the market right now.
...he'll use the Brent Matthews-scripted new LONE RANGER comic series that is one of the coolest damn comics on the market right now.
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10:00PM on 05/24/2007

Rock on!

This could be awesome! If anybody has read the new Lone Ranger comic series they know that there is some potential for a great story here. They could definitely take it in the vein of Batman Begins since he has a cool back story. Vigilante+Old West=Me likey!
I love the Brucks!
This could be awesome! If anybody has read the new Lone Ranger comic series they know that there is some potential for a great story here. They could definitely take it in the vein of Batman Begins since he has a cool back story. Vigilante+Old West=Me likey!
I love the Brucks!
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8:52PM on 05/24/2007

No No No

It was a great show in reruns along with the Cisco Kid on Sunday. But there's already been a lame movie about the Lone Ranger. If they want to make a movie out of a Western T.V. show, for the love of Matt Dillon, MAKE GUNSMOKE!
It was a great show in reruns along with the Cisco Kid on Sunday. But there's already been a lame movie about the Lone Ranger. If they want to make a movie out of a Western T.V. show, for the love of Matt Dillon, MAKE GUNSMOKE!
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