If there’s one film people just do not want to seem to know about it’s the remake of “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”. And you should see the looks on their perturbed faces when you mention that Tim Burton is going to direct it. “God, it’s going to be all dark, Oompa Loompa’s”, says one associate.
But like it or not, that’s who Warner Bros have tapped to direct “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. He hasn’t signed on the dotted line yet, but according to Variety, its close after a very positive meeting between the director and WB’s Alan Horn, Jeff Robinov and Kevin McCormick. The Dahl estate has already approved Burton as the director they wanted most.
The “Willie” remake has been on the cards at Warner’s for quite some time. Seems they’ve been holding off on it until the right person to guide it came along. They seem to think its Burton. I say it’s far too early to say he’s right or wrong for the project. Ok, his version is likely to be significantly different than the original film – but it might also be an invigorating amends.
In addition to Burton serving as Director, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are also alleged to be serving as producers on the film – through their company Plan B – the newly formed partnership of Aniston, Pitt, Brad Grey and Michael Siegel, who manages the interests of the Dahl estate.
Let’s hope Pitt doesn’t decide he’s the right man to play Willie Wonka. That’s just too scary to consider…
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.