Hold your horses, Tonto — The Lone Ranger still has a chance to get its big-screen treatment. We previously reported that Disney had shut down the project, but director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer are aiming to resolve the budgetary dispute and put the project back in the saddle.
A source related to the dealmaking of the film told The Hollywood Reporter, "It all starts with [Verbinski]." The source reiterated, "If there is any saving this version of the movie, he'll have to find substantial savings. If he can, maybe we can hold this together." The filmmaking duo have already begun to trim the fat by reducing their fees by $10 million dollars. But Disney is looking for something more, which is going to have to come from rewrites of the script.