Johnny Depp and ‘Pirates’ Director Team Up Again

Johnny Depp and his Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski are teaming for Rango, an animated film set for a March 2011 release. Variety reports that Depp will voice the lead character, a household pet who goes on an adventure to discover himself.

Depp is slated to start work in January.

The Aviator’s John Logan wrote the script from an original idea of Verbinski’s

Verbinski will direct Rango while also continuing to develop an adaptation of the bestselling Take-Two video game Bioshock for Universal. That film is also being penned by Logan, Variety notes.