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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 2005 British-American fantasy film which was directed by Tim Burton and written by the famous author John August. The film is based on the 1964 British novel written by Roald Dahl by the same name. The storyline is based on Charlie and is along with four other kids who win the contest, subsequently led by Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp) on a tour of his famous chocolate factory that was considered the most magnificent in the world.
When the remake of the famous film of the year 1971, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory was announced, many fans of this film didn’t find this news very amusing. Mainly because director behind the new version of this film was Tim Burton, who was considered as a dark and often bizarre director.
People raised the question that how is it possible that the director of films like Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice, Sleepy Hollow and Batman Returns, among others, can be the maker of a colorful and fantasy-filled movie. The film, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, despite the entire backlash, it did not disappoint the audience when it was finally released in the year 2005.
The movie was not only praised a lot, but it also earned $475 million worldwide. 12 years after the release of the film, the kids have grown up, and Johnny Depp is in demand just like 12 years ago.
Johnny Depp played the role of Willy Wonka.
At that time, this was the fifth movie in which Johnny and director Tim Burton had worked together.
Gene Wilder, who played the lead role of Willy Wonka in the original 1971 film, was not at all impressed on hearing the news that remake was in the works.
Gene Wilder while being interviewed said to The Daily Telegraph News that he believes that the only reason for a remake of “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory “was to earn money.
Johnny Depp said that the movie was an adaption of a Roald Dahl’s book written in 1964, not a remake.
Roald hated the original 1971 film so much that he disagreed to give the film rights to “Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator” for the sequel.
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