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Old 11-16-2010, 09:11 PM  
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Hollywood is bringing back 'The Lone Ranger' in 2012!

As my avatar suggests the Lone Ranger was a boyhood hero of mine.

Clayton Moore perhaps could never be dethroned as the best Lone Range EVER. Hokey as their episodes are I can still watch the old lone Ranger and Tonto galloping on Silver and Scout to help the oppressed.

That said, for a few years now, I have had this idea that we needed a Hollywood remake that adults would enjoy too. One that would get a Batman treatment for a darker, edgier Lone Ranger. This Lone Ranger would shoot to kill, instead of just shooting the guns out of the bad guys' hand. I really hope that Hollywood will not cop out on this.

Thoughts?.... Cast suggestions.

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Old 11-17-2010, 02:02 PM   #106
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Ralph Garmin's Harrison Ford cracks me up consistently, along with his Al Pacino.

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Old 11-17-2010, 02:02 PM   #107
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I liked Patriot Games the most of after Red October, but mostly because it involved killing Irishmen.


Perhaps one day Clancy will write a book about killing the French. I'm sure you'd really enjoy that.
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Old 11-17-2010, 02:16 PM   #108
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Yes, I've read them all. Red Storm Rising was co-written with Larry Bond. I highly recommend Bond's books if you like the genre.
A good portion of what I did in the military was covered in the book. Almost like reading a tech maual about my job.
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Old 11-17-2010, 02:29 PM   #109
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I was thinking just the other day that it would be great if the TV people could produce a Western or two. Everything is crime solving nowadays. A good Western would be nice. Maybe one with an Indian tribe that is harboring space aliens, or something.

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Old 11-18-2010, 09:33 PM   #110
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Why in the blue **** would anyone suggest this guy??
Worthington is not a bad actor. He is at least as good Banderas who played Zorro.

Here's a crude rendition of him as the LR.
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:35 PM   #111
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This thread is a little ghey.
Sometimes when it's really late, I call him The Long Ranger.
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:57 PM   #112
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:58 PM   #113
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The only problem with Olyphant is he looks like a villain.

By the way, I don't like the blue on white outfit. I guess it's "canon" or whatever, but I always watched the Lone Ranger in black and white, and had the idea in my head that he wore gray.
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:59 PM   #114
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screw it: johnny knoxville from jackass for lone ranger.
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:10 PM   #115
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The only problem with Olyphant is he looks like a villain.
In the way that Eastwood did. And it fits my vision at least, of a darker, edgier Lone Ranger (which I'm sure Disney won't go for).
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:21 PM   #116
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:35 PM   #117
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Worthington is not a bad actor. He is at least as good Banderas who played Zorro.

Here's a crude rendition of him as the LR.
Worthington has nowhere near the acting chops of Antonio Banderas.

He's a pretty boy that looks like Hollywood's ideal leading man but in reality, he's a sub-par actor at best. And cheap (his quote is only $3 million per film).

With a property like the Lone Ranger and a Johnny Depp attached, Bruckheimer and Disney will be looking at guys like McConaghey, Bale, Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhall - even a Bradley Cooper in the role.

It won't be a TV guy and it won't be Sam Worthington. That guy has the personality of a lump of potatoes.
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:38 PM   #118
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I'm shocked that worthington is so cheap after terminator and avatar. his star is higher now than it's ever been during his career so far.
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:44 PM   #119
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I'm shocked that worthington is so cheap after terminator and avatar. his star is higher now than it's ever been during his career so far.

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didn't even break domestically even and Avatar would have been a huge success with just about anyone in that role. It was more about the visuals than the acting or story.

Clash of the Titans
only made about $30 million more than the budget domestically, which basically means it lost money because advertising costs are figured into the earnings total.

The reason I bring up domestic totals is that the studios are more concerned with the US market when it comes to casting an iconic American character than the international markets.
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:48 PM   #120
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Terminator
didn't even break domestically even and Avatar would have been a huge success with just about anyone in that role. It was more about the visuals than the acting or story.

Clash of the Titans
only made about $30 million more than the budget domestically, which basically means it lost money because advertising costs are figured into the earnings total.

The reason I bring up domestic totals is that the studios are more concerned with the US market when it comes to casting an iconic American character than the international markets.
hmmmm... yeah, I hadn't considered that about avatar. still, if I was him (and only getting 3 mill a film), I'd be making my agent work the phones to get better offers. then again, maybe he doesn't care about money (and that IS the best he can get). what do I know, I'm just a biology geek in flyover country.
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