HOLLYWOOD (SPINews) -- Tinseltown’s Remake Division is at it again, this time a mega-buck “The Lone Ranger” with modern sensibilities, and his sidekick playing a huge role because the film stars Johnny Depp not as the masked man but as Tonto.
Studio bigshots are mum, but SPINews has obtained a copy of the script that reads in part:
LONE RANGER: Tonto, go into town, to the opera, and find out who’s up to no good.
TONTO: What? Go yourself, dude.
LONE RANGER: “Dude”?
TONTO: Yeah. No more of that “kemosabe” shit. You guys have pushed Native Americans around for the last time.
LONE RANGER: OK, please go into town --
TONTO: And do you really think that mask will protect you?
LONE RANGER: I’m still here --
TONTO: You look like you’re at some masked ball in Venice or some damn place.
LONE RANGER: Tonto, the town’s in danger --
TONTO: Yo, I’m going, but on my terms. I want two six-guns, silver bullets and a new house with a swimming pool and atrium.
LONE RANGER: You know, pal, you don't look Indian --
TONTO: And no opera. I hate opera -- especially Rossini.