Since the other thread is being cruelly ignored, here's a fresh one that may be more to your tastes. The Lone Ranger is being made. Depp did take a salary cut to get it going. And it's going to be done his way, not unsurprisingly: That approach seems necessary anway, given the age difference - Depp is old enough to be Hammer's father. The plausible way to do this is for The Lone Ranger to be Luke to Tonto's Obi-Wan, a greenhorn who could get himself in trouble if not for his more experienced mentor. If that's what they have in mind, it's an interesting way to revitalize the story and I'm looking forward to it.