Paramount Pictures has announced that it is seeking licensing partners for its upcoming animated film, Rango. Directed by Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy) and featuring the voice of Johnny Depp, the movie is slated for release in March of 2011. The property is now available for licensing in all categories through Paramount Licensing.
Conceived by Verbinski and written by John Logan (The Aviator), Rango is described as the tale of a household pet who sets out on a journey of self-discovery. The title role will be voiced by Depp, who voiced the male lead in Tim Burton’s Oscar-nominated The Corpse Bride. Verbinski’s Blind Wink Prods. is producing the pic, along with Grahm King and John Carls. Paramount’s Nickelodeon Films is also expected to play a role in bringing the film to the screen.
According to ILM, the film will use keyframe animation based on the studio’s proprietary Imocap system which captures data onset and not performance-driven motion capture. Oscar-winning Pirates of the Caribbean veterans Hal Hickel and John Knoll will be the film’s animation director and vfx supervisor respectively.
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Yesterday I’ve posted here the picture of Johnny as the Mad Hatter, his new character to “Alice in Wonderland”. The picture came to us thanks to Martina of Johnny-Depp.org.
Unfortunally, as studio request, the picture was took down.
Martina explain this in her site:
The new Photo of Johnny from the Set of Alice (the new Tim Burton, Disney Film) was released to this site through an insider on the set. After the posting took place with that persons permission, a call was made asking us to in good faith pull down the photo. Out of respect for Johnny, Mr. Burton and Disney alike; we have agreed to do this. The image was leaked off the set without permission and we were unaware of this fact. Noone is to blame for the leak, but at JDorg we will respect the wishes of the film company individuals.
We are excited to see more photos from the set released with permission OF COURSE. Thanks for understanding…
RUSSELL Brand is thrashing out a deal to appear in Pirates of The Caribbean 4 — as Captain Jack Sparrow’s brother.
The deal to play Jonathan, younger brother of Johnny Depp’s character, could be worth £5million.
It would catapult Brand, 33, into the Hollywood A-list less than a week after resigning from his Radio 2 show over the Andrew Sachs phone row involving him and Jonathan Ross.
A source said: “There couldn’t be a role more perfectly suited. There’s a lot of Jack Sparrow in his mannerisms and behaviour. Depp’s accent isn’t a million miles away from Russell’s either.
“Russell joining the Sparrows alongside Johnny and Keith Richards as their dad will complete the ultimate on-screen pirate family.”
Brand, based in Los Angeles for the next few months working on new films and a Comedy Central special, has already formed a close relationship with Disney.
In his first US theatre show since the Radio 2 scandal, he took a swipe at Sachs’s granddaughter, burlesque dancer and model Georgina Baillie — who was at the centre of the phone storm.
He told the audience in West Hollywood: “Burlesque and erotica – I’ve been rethinking it of late.”
Johnny came out to No. 1 Cosmo’s 25 Sexiest men!
Johnny Depp, 45, has topped the poll with his distinctive looks. He has 2 children with Vanessa Paradis.
I’ve added a few photos to the gallery that I didn’t see we had. Hope some of them are new to you all.
JOHNNY DEPP is taking his new role as the Mad Hatter literally – he has been caught eating his hat.
The Hollywood star portrays the famous character in director Tim Burton’s new version of Alice in Wonderland, and he has been amusing crewmembers on set with his strange behaviour.
Burton, who was worked with Depp on numerous film projects, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, says the actor is embracing his latest role.
He says, “Nobody plays oddballs better than Johnny and he’s loving playing this one. He actually ate his hat the other day. No word of a lie he just bit into the brim and chewed.”
Johnny Depp has been voted the ultimate heartthrob in a poll of the world’s 25 sexiest men.
The 45-year-old Pirates Of The Caribbean star took first place in the Cosmopolitan survey, followed by George Clooney and Jake Gyllenhaal.
The honour comes just months after Depp was voted Britain’s favourite actor in a separate poll.
James Bond star Daniel Craig took fourth place, with Brad Pitt coming in fifth.
Also making the top half of the list were James McAvoy, Justin Timberlake, Will Smith, David Beckham, Wentworth Miller, Christian Bale and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
Politicians David Cameron and David Milliband failed to score in the reader’s survey, which can be read in the November issue of the magazine.
It looks like the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie is now on. Johnny Depp has just agreed to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean 4. According to Variety, Disney has him chained to the Black Pearl for at least one more film.
Still no confirmation on what it’ll be about or even if any of the rest of the cast might return, but I suppose that doesn’t matter. As long as you have Captain Jack Sparrow, you also have a Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
In addition to putting his tricorne hat back on, Depp has also agreed to a slew of other projects for Disney. He’ll also be Tonto in a Lone Ranger movie, and play the Mad Hatter in a Tim Burton take on Alice in Wonderland. Basically, Johnny Depp is on a mission to get his face on every single ride in the Magic Kingdom. All he needs to do now is grab a pair of Mickey Mouse ears and get himself drawn into a cartoon.
No word on release dates for Pirates 4 or Lone Ranger yet, but Alice in Wonderland should show up in 2010.
A business group had to pay $12,000 in relation to producing an ad that used a photograph of “Public Enemies” star Johnny Depp without permission.
The Downtown Oshkosh Business Improvement District had to reimburse the Oshkosh Northwestern newspaper and the Buyers Guide $12,000 for having to reprint Experimental Aircraft Association guides that included the ad.
District Manager Maureen Strauss said a local resident photographed Depp, but the group did not seek Universal Studios’ permission to use Depp’s image. Local officials brought it to the group’s attention after publications containing the ads had already been printed.
Earlier this year “Public Enemies” filmed in numerous Wisconsin communities, including Oshkosh.