Verbinski Doing An Animated Feature

Gore Verbinski (“Pirates of the Caribbean,” “The Ring”) will direct his first animated feature for a 2012 release says the trades.

The $100 million action-adventure film is based on an undisclosed idea developed by Verbinski’s Blind Wink Prodictions. Screenwriter John Logan (“Sweeney Todd”) is in talks to pen the film with future sequels in mind.

Filmmaker Graham King is producing and financing the untitled film’s development. Warner Bros. has a first-look deal with King and could come on board the project after the script is completed.