Disneynature is a company that was launched in April 2008 to bring back one of the staples of Walt Disney’s career: True-Life Adventures. I’m a pretty big fan of the company, and their work, so it was with great interest that I’ve sought out more information about their projects on a regular basis.
I’ve seen most of their films, when they’ve had topics that have interested me, and so far I’ve only skipped one. Starting with Earth, which was kind of a summary version of the BBC’s Planet Earth, I’ve been captivated by this series of films. Oceans was a disappointment to me, spending too much time on climate change and not enough time on the strange and wonderful creatures that inhabit the deep. The narration was lacking as well, with too little talking when we needed some more explanation of what we were seeing.
Well, a few days ago I was talking about The Lone Ranger, and thinking they needed to cast someone in the title role that could and would steal scenes from Johnny Depp, who is in the role of Tonto. There were rumors about who would take that role, and I believe they have found someone else that was both unlikely for the role, and that can upstage Depp in the role.
George Clooney (Ocean’s Trilogy) has been cast in the leading role. He’ll be the man shouting “Hi-yo Silver, Away!” in Jerry Bruckheimer’s The Lone Ranger which is due in theatres in 2010.
Update: Armie Hammer is actually playing the Lone Ranger!