Jack White puts his stamp on a classic
The Lone Ranger is getting a bit of rock n’ roll added to it. Musician Jack White has been hired to write, produce and compose the score for the new Lone Ranger film, reports the New York Times. The film is set to be directed by Gore Verbinski, whom previously worked on both Pirates of the Caribbean and Rango.
The film, which is set to be released May 13, 2013 and produced by Walt Disney, stars Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as John Reid, the Lone Ranger.
It’s still unclear how Jack White, who Rolling Stone ranked as the 70th greatest guitar player of all time, will treat the Lone Ranger’s signature theme song, given his unique sound and affinity for vintage guitars.
“We’re going to have a little rock ‘n’ roll score, and I can’t wait to hear his rendition of the ‘William Tell Overture,’” said Producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
However, this isn’t the first time the guitarist has taken on composing for a film. In 2008, White worked on the theme song for Quantum of Solace with Alicia Keys.
Many are also talking about Depp’s unique take on Tonto, whom is taking a leading role in the film over the Lone Ranger.
“I’d actually seen a painting by an artist named Kirby Sattler, and looked at the face of this warrior and thought: That’s it,” Depp told Entertainment Weekly. “The stripes down the face and across the eyes… it seemed to me like you could almost see the separate sections of the individual, if you know what I mean.”