Verbinksi eyes Lone Ranger September 28, 2010 Gore Verbinksi to team with Depp for Lone Ranger? Gore Verbinksi is reportedly in talks to helm Disney’s The Lone Ranger. The Lone Ranger’s origin story begins with a group of Texas Rangers chasing down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish. The gang ambushes the Rangers, seemingly killing them all. One survivor is found, however, by an American Indian named Tonto, who nurses him back to health. The Ranger, donning a mask and riding a white stallion named Silver, teams up with Tonto to bring the unscrupulous gang and others of that ilk to justice. If confirmed, the Pirates of the Caribbean helmer would re-team with the Johnny Depp, who is currently attached to play the Lone Ranger’s sidekick, Tonto.