A new "Lone Ranger" trailer emerged on Wednesday, and it came from the Far East, specifically Japan. Given that, it's unclear what the voiceover or the embedded Japanese title cards mean, but there is one language that is pretty univeral in movies: action.
The trailer doesn't provide a lot of new footage, though Helena Bonham Carter does show off an awestone "leg gun." In addition, Tonto (Johnny Depp) says "There's something very wrong with that horse," which makes us wonder if he is speaking of his near-death experience on the set of the film, when a saddle slipped and he was nearly dragged beneath the horse.
"The Lone Ranger" was initially scheduled for a Summer 2011 release date, but "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" replaced it, because that film -- also a Johnny Depp movie, ironically enough -- was considered a priority for the studio and because "The Lone Ranger" did not have a director.
After Gore Verbinski signed for director, the movie's release date was pushed back to December 21, 2012. However, budget concerns and negotiations resulted in a production delay, so the release date shifted to May 31, 2013.
On May 31, 2012, one year before the new release date, the film received another new release date. It was pushed even further back to July 3, 2013, assuming the place of DreamWorks' "Robopocalypse" (distributed by Disney, through Touchstone Pictures) for the July Fourth holiday weekend.
"The Lone Ranger" stars Armie Hammer, Johnny Depp, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, and Ruth Wilson. Directed by Gore Verbinski, it is scheduled for a July 3, 2013 release.