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#1 Posted on 11.7.03 0152.39
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According to imdb.com, Tim Burton is readying a remake of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.



    Cult movie maker Tim Burton is struggling to cast a Willy Wonka for his upcoming adaptation of Roald Dahl novel Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - he can't decided between two of his favorite leading men. Both Christopher Walken - who worked with Burton in Sleepy Hollow and Batman Returns - and Michael Keaton - his star in two Batman films and Beetlejuice - are reportedly in the running. So far no names are attached to the picture, which is due to begin filming next year for a 2005 release.


In my mind, the obvious choice is Walken as Wonka...by God, that would get me into the theatre right there. Why not try to get the best of both worlds, however? Get Keaton (or even better, Johnny Depp) as Wonka, and Walken as Grandpa Joe. Pure. Hilarity.
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#2 Posted on 11.7.03 0229.55
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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    According to imdb.com, Tim Burton is readying a remake of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory


Why can't he just leave the original the hell alone and try an original idea?
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#3 Posted on 11.7.03 0401.03
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    Originally posted by Eddie Famous

      Originally posted by Big Bad
      According to imdb.com, Tim Burton is readying a remake of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory


    Why can't he just leave the original the hell alone and try an original idea?



Because Burton wants to do a film truer to the book, which Willy Wonka was not. This one won't be a happy musical, I assume.
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#4 Posted on 11.7.03 0759.50
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It requires a certain amount of balls to declare you're going to do a movie that's closer to the book when it was Roald Dahl himself who wrote the original screenplay.
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#5 Posted on 11.7.03 0937.05
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    Originally posted by Eddie Famous
    Why can't he just leave the original the hell alone and try an original idea?
Because there isn't hundreds of millions of dollars to be made in doing so...
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#6 Posted on 11.7.03 0957.35
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Burton bailed out of the Batman franchise (opening the door for the Hell-on-the-eyeballs that was the Schumacher debacle)...but he's gonna do this!?

Ye gods.
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#7 Posted on 11.7.03 1037.53
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Michael Keaton would be my choice to play Willie Wonka. Not just because he's great at playing the wacky insane super-genius who lives to watch kids suffer ironic deaths, but also because he's been screwed ever since he bailed on the Batman franchise and is due for a comeback. He was great in Jackie Brown, but after that, he did that stupid snowman movie.

I do like the scenario with Keaton as Wonka, Walken as Grandpa Joe.

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#8 Posted on 11.7.03 1125.20
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Absolutely will not see this movie, no matter who is in it.

Some things should just not be remade, and Willy Wonka is one of them. What's next, Casablanca?

Money grubbing whores....
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#9 Posted on 11.7.03 1140.19
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I agree. Don't touch it. Burton is lousy at remakes. I'm still washing the stink of Planet of the Apes off of me.

Why doesn't he just make "Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator"?

I'm sort of curious about a "darker" Willy Wonka, but for my money there is no scarier scene in a kid's movie than the boat trip from the original. I just watched it with my 4-year-old niece on Tuesday and she got freaked during that part. (And she watched "13 Ghosts" without flinching. And no, I wasn't the one that let her watch it.)

Best line from the original:
"I am now telling the computer exactly what it can do with a lifetime supply of chocolate!"
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#10 Posted on 11.7.03 1143.10
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    Originally posted by Pool-Boy
    What's next, Casablanca?

Jennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck In Talks To Remake 'Casablanca'
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#11 Posted on 11.7.03 1218.11
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"It requires a certain amount of balls to declare you're going to do a movie that's closer to the book when it was Roald Dahl himself who wrote the original screenplay."

....and yet he despised the version when it actually hit theatres. face it, the gene Wilder Wonka might be good for rosy-coloured memories, but it could do with some Burtonisation. Dahl's book is SO much darker and nastier in places; of course, Jonny Depp should be Wonka.

Oh, and the best part of the original was:

"Do you know what this is?"

"No."

"No, of course you don't, because then you'd be teaching me. And for a pupil to teach his teacher is presumptuous and rude. Pencils ready!"

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#12 Posted on 11.7.03 1222.18
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you know what, Planet of the Apes was "truer" to the original book as well and look how that ended up. So was Red Dragon. Poor excuses if you ask me.
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#13 Posted on 11.7.03 1304.05
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$#&*^ *@#$^ ($ &@#$^ @*(#&$ (*$ &@#(*& !!!!!!

I hate this world. Next up, remakes of your favorite works of art!!!!

"I liked that Picasso, but I thought I could do a better job..." and "War and Peace was just too dry... I plan to spice it up in my version!"

Crap like this really pisses me off.
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#14 Posted on 11.7.03 1409.31
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The story about J-Loblanca is the most frightening document I've ever read.

Re: Planet of the Apes. Burton was pretty much a hired gun on that project; the film doesn't even look like a "Tim Burton" movie stylistically. I believe he's even said in interviews that he took the PotA job in order to get financing for his movie Big Fish, which comes out in the winter.
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#15 Posted on 11.7.03 1515.22
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    Originally posted by Eddie Famous

      Originally posted by Big Bad
      According to imdb.com, Tim Burton is readying a remake of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory


    Why can't he just leave the original the hell alone and try an original idea?



What I don't think has been said yet is, the people who own the book and wanted the remake came to Tim Burton. They wanted him to redo it so it was thier idea and TIm Burton was the guy they wanted.

(edited by XPacArmy on 11.7.03 1615)
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#16 Posted on 11.7.03 1722.19
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I just want to point something out. Nearly every remake, re-imagining, or "re-adaptation" as it were of a classic film has sucked and bombed quite badly. So to me it looks like Hollywood just has to learn this the hard way like they did with their lame ass reality movies.
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#17 Posted on 11.7.03 1801.15
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    Originally posted by The Vile1
    I just want to point something out. Nearly every remake, re-imagining, or "re-adaptation" as it were of a classic film has sucked and bombed quite badly. So to me it looks like Hollywood just has to learn this the hard way like they did with their lame ass reality movies.

Yeah, and it took just one movie (Real Cancun) to teach them that lesson. Yet, why do they keep churning out remakes?

Speaking of remakes, i just saw the ad for SWAT. Man, does that look bad! Explosions, cheesy lines (and I mean textbook action thriller cliches) , and the cops singing the old TV show theme. Yay!
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#18 Posted on 11.7.03 1831.26
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    Originally posted by Mild Mannered Madman

      Originally posted by Eddie Famous

        Originally posted by Big Bad
        According to imdb.com, Tim Burton is readying a remake of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory


      Why can't he just leave the original the hell alone and try an original idea?



    Because Burton wants to do a film truer to the book, which Willy Wonka was not. This one won't be a happy musical, I assume.



Happy musical? Yeesh... I only remember seeing the end (because it was on last week) and I thought it was Clockwork Orange-weird. Maybe just that weird in a "happy" way?
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#19 Posted on 12.7.03 0403.21
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I can't see anyone playing Wonka but the man himself, Gene Wilder.

There's nobody else fitting for that role.

That's just my two cents.
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#20 Posted on 12.7.03 0940.46
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There's been talks for years about a "darker" Wonka movie.

Originaly, Michael Jackson was in talks to play Wonka. Now THAT'S scary.
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