Depp & Verbinski Go CG For Rango

Johnny Depp and his “Pirates of the Caribbean” director Gore Verbinski will re-team on the animated feature “Rango” for Paramount Pictures says Variety.

Depp will voice the lead character, a household pet that goes on an adventure to discover its true self. Industrial Light & Magic will handle the animation

John Logan (“The Aviator”) penned the script from an idea by Verbinski who will direct the project as he continues to develop an adaptation of the video game “BioShock” for Universal Pictures.

Depp is set to start working on the film in January while a March 2011 release is planned.