Per the Hollywood Reporter, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN writers Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio will be penning a live-action big-screen adaptation of THE LONE RANGER for Jerry Bruckheimer Films to produce for Disney. Elliot & Rossio, who also wrote SHREK, THE MASK OF ZORRO, ALADDIN, DEJA VU, and NATIONAL TREASURE 2, are finalizing their deal now. At one point, PIRATES helmer Gore Verbinski was attached as director to this project; it had been announced last year but no deals were sealed. Would love to see what Verbinski could do with a big-budget epic western. Curious to see how this one shapes up.