Johnny Depp plays a lizard Nick Nolte

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06.29.10 11 Comments

We’re supposed to get a real trailer for this later today, but as of now we just have this poster and a short teaser trailer for Rango, from Paramount Pictures.

Below is a look at Rango, a chameleon with an identity crisis. He’s a household chameleon who goes on an adventure to discover his true self. Along with Depp the voice cast includes Abigail Breslin, Isla Fisher, Ned Beatty, Harry Dean Stanton, Alfred Molina, Ray Winstone, Stephen Root, Bill Nighy and Timothy Olyphant as The Spirit of the West. [RopeofSilicon]

I didn’t post the teaser (watch it below) when it came out, because it’s seriously just 54 seconds of a wind-up fish slowly crossing a desert street.  I’m glad the animals aren’t doing a dance number to the Black-Eyed Peas, but still, a little dry.  But something about the poster cracks me up.  Between the wild eyes, the crooked smile, and the unbuttoned Hawaiian shirt, he kind of looks like Nick Nolte. They should shoot a new version of 48 Hours where Nick Nolte’s partner is a lizard.  Documentary style.

God dangit, lizard, that’s my sunnin’ rock. Now git.

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Vince Mancini is a writer, comedian, and podcaster. A graduate of Columbia’s non-fiction MFA program, his work has appeared on FilmDrunk, the UPROXX network, the Portland Mercury, the East Bay Express, and all over his mom’s refrigerator.

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