Gore Verbinski on The Lone Ranger

Reteaming with his "Pirates of the Caribbean" leading man for the surreal western Rango, Gore Verbinski marks his first full foray into CG animation. The director spoke exclusively this morning with ComingSoon.net and he offered updates on a few future projects, chiefly another highly anticipated Johnny Depp team-up, The Lone Ranger.

"It’s sort of ‘Don Quixote’ told from Sancho Panza’s point of view," said Verbinski of the Justin Haythe script, indicating that Depp’s Tonto will actually be the main character, "…But it’s coming along really great…[It] wouldn’t shoot until next year, probably, because Johnny’s doing ‘Dark Shadows.’"

You can check out more of the interview here where he also talks about the BioShock adaptation.