Jack White has signed on to write, produce and perform the score for Walt Disney Pictures’ and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ upcoming western The Lone Ranger. The film is directed by Gore Verbinski and stars Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner and Barry Pepper. The movie is an adaptation of the popular 1950s TV series and tells the story of a masked crime fighter and his Native American sidekick. Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road) has written the screenplay with Terry Rossio & Ted Elliott (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Mask of Zorro). The project marks White’s first feature film scoring assignment. The Grammy Award-winning musician who is best known as the lead guitarist and vocalist of the rock band White Stripes and as a member of the Raconteur and the Dead Weather has previously written several songs for films, including the title song for the latest James Bond film Quantum of Solace, which he also performed with Alicia Keys. Verbinski previously collaborated with composer Hans Zimmer on his last couple of films, including Rango and the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. He also worked together with Alan Silvestri on Mousehunt and The Mexican earlier in his career. The Lone Ranger is currenty being shot in New Mexico and set for a release on May 31, 2013. (via Variety)

  1. Brent says:

    I’m wondering if, because it is a Bruckheimer film, if Zimmer will help out in some capacity. It seems a little off to me that Jack White would do this solo. Hmm, not sure what to make of this. Made me sick at first. But who knows, I thought Daft Punk scoring Tron: Legacy was rediculous… until the album was released.

  2. Macejko says:

    What… the… hell?! Who is this no-name newbie and why was he given this expensive franchise? Zimmer and his boys are busy?

  3. Ds says:

    I thought Hans Zimmer was in charge with this… The collaboration Zimmer-Verbiski led to such beautiful soundtracks (Pirates 2-3 especially).

    I’m disappointed. But we’ll see…