Introducing: Johnny Depp as a Western Chameleon in Rango!
by Alex Billington
June 28, 2010
Remember when we debuted the announcement teaser a few weeks ago for Gore Verbinski's new animated movie called Rango and no one knew what the heck was going on in it? Well, now we know, and here he is. Below is your first look at Johnny Depp as Rango, a chameleon who ends up venturing into a western town called Dirt. Earlier today I visited Verbinski's offices in Burbank for a special introduction to Rango. We got to see a few early scenes from the movie and a teaser trailer (which hits tomorrow) and it looks really, really good. Rango is just one of many funky characters you'll meet in this fun animated western. Check him out!
Rango is being directed by filmmaker Gore Verbinski, of The Mexican, The Ring, The Weather Man, and all three Pirates of the Caribbean movies. The script was written by John Logan (Gladiator, The Last Samurai, The Aviator, Sweeney Todd) based on a story by Verbinski and James Ward Byrkit. ILM is animating using "cutting edge techniques" that "allow [them] 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." Paramount is bringing Rango to theaters on March 4th, 2011 next spring. Visit the official website as well: RangoMovie.com.