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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    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:

    Tim Burton

    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!!

    :happy:
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    If Johnny Depp and Tim Burton do it then I am a Woo-Hoo. I do not want to see Marylin Manson in any form. TimBurton is awesome and I agree, Johnny Depp seems to be a lock for the part with the history they have together.
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    Manson creeps me out. I hope his collaboration in this project is the product of someone's twisted imagination.

    How can they improve on the original version? It's perfect. It's like Lucas making Greedo shoot first.
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    i wouldn't mind seeing another burton regular - michael keaton - in the part. anything with tim burton attached is worth a see.

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    What they should make is a picture about the sequel to "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator" also by Roald Dahl. It is just as a good of a book as the original was.

    But I guess we are due for a remake of the classic "Willy Wonka," considering it has been over 30 years since it's original release, and Hollywood has remade a whole bunch of other movies of yesteryear recently. It is a very popular movie amongst many in my age group and even older and it even teaches lessons about morals and what happens to those with boorish behavior.
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    Plus Tim Burtons Oompa Loompas would rock.
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    Being as I am such a HUGE fan of the original movie, I was more than a bit apprehensive when I first heard they were moving along with this project (particularly when names like Nicholas Cage and Marilyn Manson were being mentioned in the same sentence). After hearing that Tim Burton was hired to do the job, I felt MUCH better!
    Christopher Walken (Burton's rumored first choice) seemed like interesting casting for the role of Wonka, and I'm a pretty big fan of his, but I just couldn't see as how he'd be able to eclipse the fabulous and classic work done with the character by the always fantastic Mr. Gene Wilder.
    When I heard that Johnny Depp had signed on for the part...I thought we might really be in for something special now! If anyone can pull it off, Johnny can.

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    hey! i had heard it was walken, as well...

    apparently dahl was never happy with the original. i always liked it, but a remake with burton's darker air, and (hopefully) walken as wonka would be so awesome... otherwise, walken could be "slugworth"

    my friends and i have been doing wonka lines like walken for the past month now...

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    Deeps performance in Pirates certainly shows how he can play a crazy but brilliant man. Regardless of his other rolls. I like the old movie as well and I welcome a remake to make this beloved story new to a whole new generation of kids.

    A darker tone would be alright, and probally more realistic. Anyway, looking forward to it. No doubt.
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    Tim Burton's movies are always great, but also always weird! When I was 4 I was hooked on Nightmare Before Christmas!!!

    Johnny Depp can play any role, from teen-on-Freddy's-hit-list to creepy-near-silent-guy-with-scissors-for-hands to crazy-mad-cool-pirate and everything in between! If he had indeed signed up for it, that movie would be awesome!
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