29 January 2013 1:25 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Fresh on the heels of his upcoming adventure The Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp, director Gore Verbinski is set to helm and produce a live action adaptation of the North Korea-set graphic novel Pyongyang by Guy Delisle.

New Regency announced Tuesday it’s teaming up with Verbinski’s production company Blind Wink on the film, about “outsourcing run amok when a young animator sent to North Korea is accused of espionage,” according to a press release. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty screenwriter Steve Conrad is working on the script.

Verbinski, who also directed saucy animated film Rango and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl »

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