We now know when we can expect to see Disney’s The Lone Ranger in theatres. The company has announced that the film will debut on December 21, 2012.
The film will be set in 1869, and will focus on the Masked Texas Ranger and his faithful friend, Tonto, as they spread justice throughout the Old West.
Armie Hammer of The Social Network fame will star, and Gore Verbinski is set to direct, reuniting the Pirates of the Caribbean director with fellow Pirates alumni Johnny Depp and Jerry Bruckheimer. Justin Haythe has penned the script. Production will begin in late 2011.