Tonight, I saw a trailer for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — the remake of the terrific Gene Wilder film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. And I like what I saw.
After seeing Pirates of the Caribbean, there was buzz that Johnny Depp had been tapped to portray Willy Wonka in the remake of the classic, and with the influence of Pirates, it was easy to see that this was a huge stroke of genius in casting. Depp seems like the perfect choice to play this eccentric, goofy role, and the trailer I saw certainly backed that up.
Now, make the film a Tim Burton joint, and suddenly you’ve got what appears to be a really cool film just around the corner. Now, that doesn’t mean it’ll be a box office blockbuster, but it probably means I’ll enjoy it, and end up with it on DVD.
Hmmmm….. I wonder if Johnny can sing? I can’t wait to find out!