Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Remake

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Based on the trailer..

5%
Meh! Care less..
1
5%
Were they short on a new idea?
1
30%
Another trippy film for the collection..
6
60%
Burton and/or Depp can do no wrong with that story
12

Total votes: 20

Gozer
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There seems to be lots of colour in Tim Burton's remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Quicktime 7.27Mb) with Johnny Depp as Wonka and Noah Taylor getting a go too..

 

Sushi Mel
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Willie Wonka is one of my absolute favourite movies ever (it was a favourite as a kid).

It's trippy, fun, a musical (I love musicals, I know, Im a dag) and I loooooove Gene Wilder.

Johnny Depp is my present day favourite (hunky) actor, so I couldnt really be any happier about the remake :D I can't wait.

 

Druid Of Psy
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Sushi Mel wrote :
Willie Wonka is one of my absolute favourite movies ever (it was a favourite as a kid).


hey me too, i really didn't look at the "trippy" side of things till i really started taking..... well trips, but it is a very cool movie

[quoute]Johnny Depp is my present day favourite (hunky) actor, so I couldnt really be any happier about the remake :D I can't wait.[/quote]

again oh me to, well minus that hunky bit, i'm not that way, but he is a very cool guy and actor for sure sure

 

flashfire
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FUKEN AY!


I can't believe I only just heard about this. As with Mel, this movie sits firmly within my high five movies of all time list.

Vote me for the role of Veruca Salt!! ;)

"you're a rotten, mean father. You never give me anything I want! And I won't go to school til I have it!"

"Don't care how, I WANT IT NOW!!!!" (dirty jokes aside, please)

Anyone who had the misfortune of knowing me when I was a drug pig would no doubt have been, at some point, confronted with me doing my best imitation of the spoilt brat. Years of practise... I consider myself a method actor. It's a valid excuse, yeah? :lol:

And Johnny Depp can show me his "Viper Room" any old time he likes. *purrs*

 

-zol-
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Depp's character selections are a perfect indication of why a lifetime of abuse is not a great idea... jezuz fuck johnny, what did you done now?...

the hint I'm getting is that this movie isn't targeting the youngens this time around... hmmm... I'm currently picturing the hippies/psyche-heads at the planetarium in South Park... very likely what the movie theatres will look like upon it's release.

 

Felicious
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My computer's too slow to download any of that stuff, but I don't think I want to see it.

I don't think movies like that should be remade!

Johnny Depp, what are you doing? I have such respect! Please don't!

 

Gozer
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-zol- wrote :
the hint I'm getting is that this movie isn't targeting the youngens this time around...

Burton has reportedly said leading up to filming that the original was too nice..
I'm trying really hard not to be so cynical and so on.. but I have seen mention of products like Wonka bars and computer games ..

When you accidentally drop a US$540,000 camera in a 3 foot vat of chocolate in front of specialist camera riggers flown across continents watches on, you got to pay those insurance premiums somehow..

Felicious wrote :
My computer's too slow to download any of that stuff, but I don't think I want to see it.

In case you do want to really ;) you can see the screenshots

 

Sushi Mel
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Gozer wrote :
-zol- wrote :
the hint I'm getting is that this movie isn't targeting the youngens this time around...

Burton has reportedly said leading up to filming that the original was too nice..


Even if it wasn't Burton directing and Johnny Depp starring, it probably would have been made a little bit differently, and darker, to capture the audience, which will primarily be adults that loved the original as a kid (like me).

The original had a pretty twisted/dark storyline underneath all the fluff. i.e.: the primary focus of the whole movie was the rotten weaknesses of each individual child/golden ticket winner, and the reasons why Wonka eliminated them & awarded Charlie with inheritance of the factory. He eventually killed each kid off. Besides all of that, Charlie was from a poverty stricken/struggling family.

Look at how they did the remake of The King and I (the remake was 'Anna and the King, with Jodie Foster and Chow Yun-Fat). The original (Yul Brynner) version was a beautiful, charming story; and that was another one of my very favourite movies as a kid. Then a couple of years ago I saw the remake and I was SHATTERED - the realities of the true story were so dark and depressing :(

But Depp & Burton should be damn fun :D I love Depp in his quirky characters, Wonka couldnt have been a better role for him.

 

Felicious
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If you watch the first one again, you'll see it does have that depth to it, only more subtle!

I mean, I'd love to see the new version if it goes well, but I'm a little skeptical about whether it's a good idea to make a new one in the first place, that's all!

Crap new versions of things always take a little away from the original and I'd hate to see that happen to this movie!

Btw, is it actually called 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'? Cause I know that's what the book is called, but the movie was, 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.

 

Sushi Mel
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Felicious wrote :
Cause I know that's what the book is called, but the movie was, 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.


Vice versa. Don't know what the new one will be called though.

I think the original will always be my favourite anyway; Gene Wilder is a legend.

I think I've read that most of the Oompah Loompahs have passed away, due to shorter life spans. That kinda sucks too.

Which reminds me. I read that the Munchkins in the Wizard of Oz, got paid less than Toto the dog. Hehehehe. How f*cked up is that.

 

SamuraiJack
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Sushi Mel wrote :
Felicious wrote :
Cause I know that's what the book is called, but the movie was, 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.


Vice versa. Don't know what the new one will be called though.

I think the original will always be my favourite anyway; Gene Wilder is a legend.

I think I've read that most of the Oompah Loompahs have passed away, due to shorter life spans. That kinda sucks too.

Which reminds me. I read that the Munchkins in the Wizard of Oz, got paid less than Toto the dog. Hehehehe. How f*cked up is that.



WHAT? THOSE SUBHUMAN MIDGETS ARE LUCKY THEY GOT PAID AT ALL!!!

Fucking freaks...

Oh yeah. The original movie is really fucked up. When they go through the tunnel on the boat, you see a chicken get it's head cut off in quite graphic fashion and maggots squirming through meat. Seriously fucked up.


Crazy Rold Dahl. Then again, maybe he didn't even write that book. FUcked if I can remember, I was on opium at the time.

 

Gozer
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Lucky to get paid :hmm: "Restricted growth actors" are in high demand.. so much so that WW&TCF and Harry Potter 4 have left Doctor Who calling out for dwarf actors..


..and unfortunately Australia won't see the new version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory until 01 Sep 2005..

 

Sunrunner
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I love Willy Wonka... bought it on DVD... such a cool movie :) This looks good... Johnny Depp is great and I'm sure he'll shine as Wonka.

Looking forward to seeing the new Oompa Loompa songs:

Image

:D

Dwight.

 

tripn
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Gozer wrote :
"Restricted growth actors" are in high demand ....


well with all the midget pr0n available i wouldnt argue with that at all.

 

Gozer
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tripn wrote :
Gozer wrote :
"Restricted growth actors" are in high demand ....


well with all the midget pr0n available i wouldnt argue with that at all.

Oh no! Didn't realise the pun .. midgets in high demand .. giddit? :roll: :lol:
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