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Movie-lovers or Johnny Depp lovers, will be receiving a gift from Disney this Christmas. They have announced December 21 as the release date for Lone Ranger. The director, Gore Verbinski, shared his vision on the western remake starring Depp as Tonto. "The only version of Lone Ranger I'm interested in doing is 'Don Quixote' told from Sancho Panza's point of view. And hence I was honest early on with Johnny that Tonto is the part,” Verbinski said. This is not the first time Depp and Verbinski worked together. They paired during the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films as well. Depp is categorically known for working with the same actors and directors on several projects. Tim Burton and Depp have worked on seven films together as well. Their eighth film, Dark Shadows, is due to hit theaters in May 2012. Depp’s talents have preceded him through his career, and it is likely fans can rest assure he will pull off this role without fault.