We've been hearing rumors of a remake of this "classic" for a few years now, with such outlandish rubbish as Marilyn Manson starring as Willy Wonka.
However, it looks like it's greenlit, and my thoughts have gone from "meh" to "woo-hoo!" because of two little words:
If Burton and the Chocolate Factory aren't the perfect match, I don't know what is. Jonny Depp is apparently the frontrunner for the role of Wonka (and with the roles he's played for Burton before, I'd guess it's a given), and a kickin' soundtrack by the great Danny Elfman is pretty much guaranteed.
Not to mention a good chance of a Pee Wee Herman cameo, and lots of really twisted-looking trees!!