Disney Saves Johnny Depp's Lone Ranger
Posted on Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:42 AM PDT

jdepps200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Disney has resumed development of Johnny Depp’s Lone Ranger, according to Deadline.

The movie studio had halted development of the flick in August over budget concerns, but has since cut enough costs to put it back on track.

Disney shrunk the Lone Ranger budget from $250 million to $215 million by trimming production costs and reworking its deals with producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Gore Verbinski, and the film’s main star, Johnny Depp.

Production will likely begin in early 2012, though Disney has yet to indicate whether or not its budgeting woes will affect Lone Ranger’s Dec. 21, 2012 release date.