Hi-Yo Bruckheimer, Away!!!

“Pirates of the Caribbean” scribes Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio may re-team with their ‘Pirates’ producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and possibly even director Gore Verbinski, on a contemporary feature film update of classic western “The Lone Ranger.”

The original assorted radio, film and television serial adventures followed a masked Texas Ranger in the American Old West, who gallops about righting injustices, usually with the aid of a clever and laconic American Indian sidekick called Tonto, and his horse Silver.

Collider reports that the new version would see a reinvention of the property for a modern audience. A lesser attempt was made in 2003 to do just that with a two-hour TV movie/backdoor pilot on The WB network starring that channel’s most popular backdoor young hunk – Chad Michael Murray. Heavily panned, the potential series never eventuated.