December 17, 2012
Hans Zimmer replaces Jack White writing musical score for 'The Lone Ranger'
The 'Blunderbuss' singer pulled out of composing the Johnny Depp-starring Disney film
Jack White is no longer composing the score for Disney's The Lone Ranger, and has been replaced by Hans Zimmer.
According to IndieWire, Disney have called on long-time collaborator Hans Zimmer to take over the reins writing the musical score for the Johnny Depp-starring film, as White had to pull out due to a scheduling conflict.
A statement, released by Disney, read: "Oscar winner Hans Zimmer, the musical mastermind behind Disney's and Jerry Bruckheimer Films' Pirates of the Caribbean, has signed on to compose the score for The Lone Ranger.
"Jack White, who had originally been contemplated to score and has contributed several pieces of music to the production, was logistically unavailable due to scheduling conflicts that arose when the film’s release moved to July of 2013."
Although White has written tracks for films before, including 2003's Cold Mountain and the theme song for James Bond movie Quantum Of Solace, this would have been his debut film as a composer.
Starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, the Gore Verbinski-directed film tells the story of a masked crimefighter (played by Hammer) and his sidekick Tonto (played by Depp). It is based on the popular television series from the 1950s. The film, which was originally due out in May, will be released in July 2013.
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