We’ve seen one very brief teaser trailer for Rango, the CGI animated film from Gore Verbinski that features Johnny Depp as the voice of the main character. That teaser was just an animated fish swimming across the frame, against a desert highway background. So, not much to go on there. A new teaser or trailer is evidently in the offing tomorrow, but now we’ve got the first full look at the character Depp voices.

I kinda love this little guy. Almost looks like Depp as Hunter Thompson as chameleon, and I can get behind that. Now I’m really curious to see more footage. Previously from Peter:

Based on an original idea by Verbinski, Rango is scripted by The Aviator scribe John Logan. Johnny Depp stars as a “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.

[via FirstShowing]


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