Published Dec 14, 2012The ever-busy Jack White now has one less project on his plate. While the Third Man Records boss was previously pegged to be scoring the upcoming Disney flick The Lone Ranger, he's officially left the project.
The Playlist notes that White has been replaced by Hans Zimmer, the renowned Hollywood composer who has written scores for The Lion King (1994), Gladiator (2000), Inception (2010), The Dark Knight (2012), and many more.
An official statement from Disney reads, "Oscar winner Hans Zimmer, the musical mastermind behind Disney's and Jerry Bruckheimer Films' Pirates of the Caribbean, has signed on to compose the score for The Lone Ranger. Jack White, who had originally been contemplated to score and has contributed several pieces of music to the production, was logistically unavailable due to scheduling conflicts that arose when the film's release moved to July of 2013."
While it's disappointing that White won't be handling the score himself, it sounds like at least some of his music might make it into the film. Considering the Western-inspired theatricality of some of his work with the Raconteurs, White seems like a perfect fit for The Lone Ranger, so hopefully we'll hear some of his contributions.
The Lone Ranger, due out July 3, is directed by Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Ring) and stars Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp. Watch a trailer below.