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willy wonka re-make???

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by luv ya jen, Sep 19, 2003.

  1. luv ya jen

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    just read in a movie magazine that a re-make of willy wonka and the chocolate factory is in the works( re-make scared me ) as this is one of the greatest films ever made i thought that it couldnt too bad :confused: BUT TIM (LETS COCK UP BATMAN) BURTON IS ON BOARD ???????
     
  2. mikeq

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    Yep the original is a fantastic movie, I've got it on DVD.

    What is it with the movie industry these days, why can they not come up with original ideas instead of all these remakes.
     
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    totally agree. Wonka is such a great film why bother to remake it, as it's not going to top the original.

    I thought the same when he remade Planet of the Apes - why bother ?
     
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    That's a little harsh IMHO. Yes Burton's had a few cock-ups with Planet of the Apes being the worst but don't forget this is the man with a genious that brought us The Nightmare Before Christmas and Sleepy Hollow.

    If anyone can re-invent Charlie and the Chocolate Fatory it's Burton if you ask me.
     
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    I remember hearing about a year ago, that Wonka will be playd by Marilyn Manson. Now THAT would be scary.
     
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    I haven't said anything against Tim Burton - I quite like some of his films - but why bother to remake a film instead of creating something new and original ?
     
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    Who would you like to see play Willy Wonka then ?

    If Tim Burton brings his trademark darker edge to the project, I reckon Gary Oldman would bring something interesting to the role.

    Any other suggestions ?
     
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    Tony Blair would make a good Willie Wonka. Or something similar, at least.
     
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    Johnny depp

    Here's the announcement from the NY Post.

    August 21, 2003 -- Edward Scissorhands is becoming the Candy Man.
    Johnny Depp will reunite with director Tim Burton to star in the upcoming remake of the children's fantasy "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."

    Depp, who is coming off the biggest hit of his career with "Pirates of the Caribbean," would reprise the role played by Gene Wilder back in 1971. It's unclear when the new version will begin shooting
     
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    Craaaaaaaig David!:D sorry Bo Selecta joke.

    I heard on AITC that there's a rumour Aphex Twin maybe doing the soundtrack!! what the fudge?! This could be one disturbing film.:eek:

    And Johnny Depp just signed on to play Hunter S Thompson (well a character he based on himelf) again in an adaptation of HST's The Rum Diary which will be directed by and co-star Benicio Del Toro, so he's going to be busy if he's doing both.
     
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    Depp has stated that he will publicly step aside from the role in Marylin Manson wishes to perform it. Hmm
     
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    I think Johnny Depp is too much of an obvious choice. Yes, he's great at playing odd ball characters, and he was cool in Pirates, but I think it would have been interesting to see someone else have a crack at it - like Gary Oldman as someone mentioned above.
     
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    Did'nt ben dover, do a version of it?
     
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    Because they have quite literally run out of ideas.

    Don't know why, but they have and even the studios are starting to admit it !

    Even 'original' stories are just takes on old ones.

    These dried up years ago.
    (I think there are only supposed to be about seven basic plots anyway!)

    You need to turn to foreign cinema (especially the Far East) to find something truly original these days.

    It's a bit like the music industry I suppose, constantly re-hashing old songs.
     
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    Just heard a rumor that it will not be a re-make but in actual fact a sequel??
    Which would make sense because it was left open at the end of the film..

    Any thoughts :(
     
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    That's what I heard too. In the series of books there is a sequel called "Charlie & The Great Glass Elevator" - I think they will base the film on this.
     
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    The reason I heard for the remake was that Roald Dahl was never happy with the Gene Wilder version and didn't think it represented the book very well - and now Dahl's family have said it would be great to see the film as he originally wanted.
    Personally I loved the original, but I am Tim Burton fanboy and reckon Johnny Depp is a cool choice (although Marilyn Manson would be great - just how dark a movie would that be???:eek: )

    There is only one question tho:

    Will the film give off creepy oompa-lumpa vibes???
     
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    Its Depp , Its Burton , Its Charlie and the Chocalate Factory.
    Its big big budget.
    Its going to be ACE!
     
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    And I think we need to put the record straight here about Burton ruining Batman...Burton didn't ruin Batman - Joel Schumacher did. If anything, Tim Burton re-invinted Batman.
    Do you really think Planet of the apes was Burton inspired? That film had 20th Century Fox behind it...and they obviously had the most say on how it would look...can you name another Burton that was shot in 2.35.1...? I can't, and I've got them all on DVD.
    I think Tim Burton will do this film great justice...and I can't wait to hear the Danny Elfman score on this one...but please - not a musical this time!!!
     
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    Some good points there army bloke, especially - "not a musical"
    Edward scissor hands is my favourite.

    When I first heard about the remake I thought I know who should play that (as others obviously) - Gary Oldman. Firstly thinking of the scene at the end of the original movie where Gene Wilder goes off his trolly in his office because of the fizzy pop incident with Charlie. Think of a turn similar to that by Gary Oldman to the character he plays in Leon. Or even his rendition of Beathoven in the more moody scenes of Imortal Beloved. That would be fun!

    cosaw
     
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    As much as I like Tim Burton films, I think a lot of people who are not familiar with his work may be dissaponted, surprised and not what they expected from a 'Wonka remake/sequel'.
     
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    can you imagine the riverboat/tunnel scene with Manson in as Wonka?!?! Could be the scariest movie moment ever... the Wilder version still freaks me out.
     
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    So are you saying that all of Burtons bad movies have been someone elses fault? So could the same not also be said about his best movies, that it is really someone else in the driving seat. Or is it a one way street.

    Kevo,

    You're right a lot of 'original' movies are based on old stories
    seven samurai aka magnificent seven aka Bugs Life, but they are still great movies in their own right.

    But it just seams that now the studios think that movies that were great at the time, but without todays special effects, can be re-made with the latest effects and make it so much better.
     
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    I can only think of one Burton bad movie...POTA. Which, IMHO, was studio driven and not how Burton would have liked it to be presented...
     
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    To be fair to Burton I couldn't see any of his trademark stylings in the movie and until reading this thread had forgotten that he had even directed it.
     

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