Gore Verbinski revealed some details about The Lone Ranger during an interview with CominSoon.net. Here is what the director had to say:
"It's sort of 'Don Quixote' told from Sancho Panza's point of view...But it's coming along really great...[It] wouldn't shoot until next year, probably, because Johnny's doing 'Dark Shadows.'"
Verbinski also shared his thoughts on why he believes the BioShock never got off the ground:
"I couldn't really get past anybody that would spend the money that it would take to do it and keep an R rating," he explained, "Alternately, I wasn't really interested in pursuing a PG-13 version. Because the R rating is inherent. Little Sisters and injections and the whole thing. I just wanted to really, really make it a movie where, four days later, you're still shivering and going, "Jesus Christ!"... It's a movie that has to be really, really scary, but you also have to create a whole underwater world, so the pricetag is high. We just didn't have any takers on an R-rated movie with that pricetag."
Verbinski also noted that BioShock would be a good fit for 3D:
"[Bioshock] would be a great movie to do in 3D. I'd like to go into that world wearing a pair of glasses. I think in general, gaming is perfect for 3D. Anything where you're the protagonist. The kid in 'The Shining' on the big wheel, going around corridors. That's what 3D is perfect for. To make people feel on-edge."
I am excited to see Verbinski's vision of the ranger. I am also really looking forward to seeing Rango when it's released in theaters on March 4.
Are you excited to see Verbinski's upcoming films?