Depp and Verbinski Reteam for ‘Rango’
Rango is a new CG-animated feature film from Paramount Pictures, set to begin production in January. It is being directed by Gore Verbinski, making his animated debut, and he’s being joined by his Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp as the lead voice, that for a pet that goes on an adventure. The script is from John Logan (Star Trek: Nemesis) using an idea by Verbinski. Industrial Light & Magic will handle the actual animation chores.
The studio has staked a March 2011 release date.
The ambitious method of animation, Verbinski told Variety "will allow us to capture and translate every aspect of Johnny’s performance, using it to drive the computer-generated character in a way that has yet to be seen in an animated feature."
According to the trade, Verbinski and Logan have are also collaborating on Bioshock, a video game adaptation for Universal Studios.