Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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  1. sleev

    sleev It's sleep, life, and death It's speed, coke, and

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    Anyone else excited about this?


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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

    * Steve Martin, Robin Williams, Christopher Walken, Nicolas Cage and Michael Keaton were all considered for the role of Willy Wonka.

    * Johnny Depp's second chocolate-based movie (the first being Chocolat (2000)). Depp doesn't like the taste of good chocolate - he prefers the cheap, Easter bunny type.

    * Martin Scorsese was at one point attached to direct.

    * A camera lens worth $540,000, wasn't properly secured when trying to get a shot of a vat of chocolate. As a result, the camera fell into the vat which destroyed it.

    * This is the fourth film that Tim Burton and Johnny Depp have made together. The others are Edward Scissorhands (1990), Ed Wood (1994), and Sleepy Hollow (1999).

    * Screenwriter John August had never even seen Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) when asked by Tim Burton to write the script. After finishing the screenplay, he finally watched the 1971 version, only to be surprised at how much darker the "family film" was to his own.

    * Johnny Depp was so impressed with Freddie Highmore's performance in 'Finding Neverland (2004)' that he convinced Tim Burton to cast him as Charlie Bucket.
     
  2. 00soul

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    im excited about it. but i was hoping it would be darker than the original.
     
  3. BBnet3000

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    at first i was like "wtf shit", but with Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, this could be good
     
  4. QUEEN BLUE

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    I'm excited for it ... I loved the first one when I was younger
     
  5. Nightmist

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    johnny depp should be great in it
     
  6. sleev

    sleev It's sleep, life, and death It's speed, coke, and

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    I was trying to think of one bad thing he was in and then I remembered Gilbert Grape and 21 Jump Street. Bleeccchh!
     
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    I want to see this... So excited.
     
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    I remember reading those books as a kid. C&CF original was good. Very trippy yet poignant.
     
  9. sleev

    sleev It's sleep, life, and death It's speed, coke, and

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    I didn't see the movie until a couple years ago, but did read both books when I was younger
     
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    d00d00 In cold blood

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    Bah Im not gonna see it if its not dark, that was the great thing about the first film.
     
  11. sleev

    sleev It's sleep, life, and death It's speed, coke, and

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    the futurama spoof is pretty damn funny. "Fry and the Slurm Factory"
     
  12. HoodRich

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    gilbert grape? bad? WTF
     
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    You there! Tell them I hate them...
     
  14. EcheloN

    EcheloN OH NOES!

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    This is news to me, looks like fun. I enjoyed the original.
     

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