That was exactly my thought when I first saw trailer for "RANGO." Johnny Depp ... as a lizard ... in the dessert ... wearing a Hawaiian shirt - that's like a full-on homage to Raoul Duke a.k.a. Hunter S. Thompson a.k.a. one of my favourite writers ever! And in fact ... I could easily imagine him being reborn as something like Rango. I'm sure he would have loved this character.