Fisher Joins Verbinskis Rango

Isla Fisher joins Johnny Depp in Gore Verbinski’s “Rango”.

Isla Fisher has signed on to star in Gore Verbinski’s 2011 animated adventure film, “Rango”.

Fisher will join the previous cast Johnny Depp, who reunites with “Pirates direct, as a household pet who goes on a fantastic adventure. Fisher will voice a lizard that Depp’s character encounters on his travels.

In addition to Depp and Fisher, “Rango” stars Ian Abercrombie and Hemky Madera as well as the just-announced Abigail Breslin.

Fisher also noted that Verbinski is going for a completely original approach to animated filmmaking. The entire movie is being acted out live but, rather than serve as a base for motion capture or rotoscoping, the live version will be used to aide the animators in capturing the characters’ movements and facial features. While it’s not uncommon for a camera to be present in a recording booth for just that reason, Fisher seemed to imply that Verbinski’s approach is much more elaborate, something the director has hinted will allow an unprecedented on-screen focus on the actors.