A couple weeks back, Paramount Pictures released a teaser trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean helmer Gore Verbinski’s computer animated feature film Rango.Well actually, the teaser trailer wasn’t really a trailer at all — it was actually a video announcement piece for the website – RangoMovie.com. The website featured the same open road location seen in the announcement piece, with not much else (but did reveal some of the film’s characters). But it wasn’t until yesterday that we got a look at the film’s title character – Rango.
Today the first “real” trailer has been revealed online. It seems really strange by oddly entertaining. Watch it after the jump. And PLEASE, leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Watch the trailer in high definition on Apple.
Based on an original idea by Verbinski, Rango is scripted by The Aviator scribe John Logan. Johnny Depp stars as an Hawaiian-shirt-wearing “chameleon with an identity crisis.” Previous information has stated that Rango is ”a oddly charismatic household pet that goes on an adventure to discover its true self.” The movie co-stars Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Alfred Molina, Bill Nighy, Harry Dean Stanton, Ray Winstone, and Timothy Olyphant as The Spirit of the West.
But the most interesting thing about this new project is that Industrial Light & Magic will be doing the animation using “cutting edge techniques” that Verbinski has said, “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.” Basically it sounds like Verbinski has gone the way of Robert Zemeckis.
Rango it set to hit theaters on March 18th 2011.