Opening Friday is Rango, Industrial Light and Magic’s first fully animated film. Written by John Logan, directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin and a slew of famed character actors, the film tells the story of Rango (Depp), a pet lizard lost in the desert who lies his way into becoming the sheriff of a western town. Things go well as he uses luck, gumption, and improvisational skills to fake his way through the job, but when someone steals the town’s water supply, Rango is forced to become a real hero.
As part of our weeklong coverage of the film I was able to sit down with director Gore Verbinski to talk about how he was able to get such a unique movie made, what draws him to a story, the popularity of shaky-cam and “post-action” and gives us a preview of the DVD extras. Hit the jump to watch:
- Verbinski discusses the weirdness of the film and how he got studio support.
- 1:17 – What draws him to a film.
- 2:30 – Verbinski discusses the popularity of shaky-cam and how it can be avoided.
- 3:35 – Verbinski talks about the filming method and what extras we might see on the DVD.