Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski get Animated for 'Rango'

by Joey Paur

This is a pretty interesting project that will come out of Paramount Pictures. Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski are going to team up again for a new animated feature film called 'Rango'. Verbinski will direct the film and Johnny Depp will lend his voice to the main character, which is a household pet that set out on adventure to discover its true self. Variety reports:

John Logan ("The Aviator") has penned the script from an idea hatched by Verbinski. Verbinski will work with Industrial Light & Magic on the animation.

So they got a great writer and a top notch animation studio! 

"Rango" will be produced by Verbinski's Blind Wink Prods., Graham King and John Carls. Par-based Nickelodeon Films is expected to be involved as well.

The CG "Rango" will be Par's most ambitious star-driven entry into animation. Project was developed by King's GK Films, which made the original deal with Verbinski.

Verbinski will direct "Rango" as he continues to develop an adaptation of the bestselling Take-Two vidgame "Bioshock" for Universal. That film is also being scripted by Logan.

"Rango" aims to use cutting-edge animation techniques that "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," Verbinski said.

I am really interested to find out more about the story and designs. It also looks like it will be a pioneer with this new motion capture system that has been developed. This animated film has a lot going for it. It is full of great talent, and technology. This should end up being very good. At least I hope it is.

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