Actor Johnny Depp"s forthcoming movie The Lone Ranger has been heralded as the Disney"s potential franchise. It is said to be the most ambitious project of the studio. But if we are to go by the latest reports, Disney has shut down the production of this movie. It is reported that the reason behind this abrupt halt is the clash between the studio and producer Jerry Bruckheimer over the budget for the tentpole.
Disney had roped in Pirates of the Caribbean fame director Gore Verbinski to helm the movie The Lone Ranger. The studio had given Verbinski a firm budget number, but the director has refused to go ahead with project. “The halt is all due to budgetary concerns, not creative differences. Gore doesn"t want to budge for what he thinks a movie like this needs," the Hollywood Reporter quotes a source as saying.
However, Disney"s recent project Cowboys and Aliens was a western and the genre is having some dark days. The studio"s latest movie The Lone Ranger is also a classic western story. So it is concerned about its subject and its collection. “The fact that it"s a Western is a definite concern," the source added to THR.