CBC Arts: Depp defends ‘Chocolate Factory’ remake: “‘Somebody sent me an article where Gene Wilder said ‘Why would they remake Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?’ We didn’t remake Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, we remade [the book] Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It’s based on the same book they based theirs on,’ Depp told the news agency.
Many consider Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory to be a classic film. Wilder’s performance was much lauded, and he went on to be one of the biggest film stars of the 1970s.”
I think I’m one of the many who consider it a classic. Despite Depp’s claims, I still don’t see why they needed to do another film on that book. I’ve seen the trailer and so far, not impressed, but I’m sure I’ll eventually see it or rent it.