But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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Despite Disney dropping the ball on The Lone Ranger film due to budget constraints, Gore Verbinski isn't going down without a fight!
The director behind The Mexican, The Ring, Rango, and Pirates of the Caribbean 1-3 is ready to meet Disney's demands by working vigorously toward an amicable goal.
Disney knows Johnny Depp is one of the world's largest film gems, but they still didn't think that meant he could wrangle in $800m in.
So what's a Gore to do? He's already trimmed fees by $10m in only a short, few days. If he can cut it by another $20-25m, then he might be able to make it happen.
We've got our fingers crossed!
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