Over the years, Utah's Moab and Monument Valley area has hosted its impressive share of movies, from John Ford's classics such as Stagecoach (1939), to more current films within the last few decades including Thelma and Louise (1990), City Slickers II (1992), Mission Impossible II and Vertical Limit (both in 1999), and 127 Hours (2010).
Adding to the list this year is one of Walt Disney's latest summer blockbusters The Lone Ranger. Directed by Gore Verbinski, The Lone Ranger filmed on location in Utah for 25 days last summer.
"A lot of movies we have a cameo in, but The Lone Ranger we have a starring role," said Marshall Moore, Utah Film Commission (a Reel-Scout client).
Utah Governor Gary Herbert told ABC 4 Utah that having big budget productions filming in the state helps its economy in more ways than one.
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PHOTO CREDIT: Above photo featuring a scene from The Lone Ranger is from here.