Announcement for Johnny Depp's Animated Rango is Very Odd
Way back in late 2008, it was announced that Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski would be working on an animated movie called Rango that will feature the voice of Johnny Depp as "a household pet [who] goes on an adventure to discover its true self." Paramount has debuted an "announcement" video for this movie on Apple and it's quite odd, to say the least. What the heck is it and why are we even watching this? I don't really know. As far as I can tell (from promo photos like this one), Rango is some sort of bird or a bird being ridden by something. You can see it running along the loading bar on the official website, too.
Watch the "announcement" video for Gore Verbinski's Rango:
You can watch the first Rango teaser trailer in High Definition on Apple
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 18th, 2011 next spring. Check out their official website: RangoMovie.com.