Gore Verbinski gives update on THE LONE RANGER and more

Jim Napier

by: Jim Napier
February 12th, 2011

Gore Verbinski

Gore Verbinski revealed some details about THE LONE RANGER while doing press for RANGO.

Here is what the director had to say in the interview with Coming Soon:

"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.'"

Even though Verbinski is not attached to BIOSHOCK, he revealed his thoughts on why that video game adaptation 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 really looking forward to both RANGO and THE LONE RANGER. I think that Verbinski and Johnny Depp are a perfect team. Depp does his best work when he works with directors that he's most comfortable with, in my opinion.

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