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Tim Burton in Talks to Direct ‘Chocolate Factory’
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Filmmaker Tim Burton, whose quirky credits range from “Beetlejuice” to “Batman,” is in talks with Warner Bros. to direct a new movie adaptation of the Roald Dahl children’s classic “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
The studio confirmed a report in Daily Variety on Thursday that Burton will meet in London in the next few days with surviving members of the Dahl family to discuss the project.
The Dahl estate, which holds rights to the late author’s works, has the final say over a director for the film, and Burton is the family’s leading candidate for the job, one source close to the situation told Reuters.
The studio, a unit of AOL Time Warner Inc., is hoping to begin pre-production on the film by the end of this year, the studio said.
The 1964 novel was first made into a movie in 1971’s “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” starring Gene Wilder as the eccentric chocolatier who tempts children all over London with the possibility of finding a golden ticket hidden in one of his candy bars. He then leads the young winners, including meek little Charlie Bucket, on a tour of his mysterious candy factory.
Dahl, who died in 1990, wrote the original screenplay from his own book, though by some accounts was unhappy with the final product. The movie was a box office disappointment and initially drew lackluster reviews, as many critics found it to be too dark. But the film has become somewhat of a cult classic over the years.
“Willy Wonka” was released by Paramount Pictures, which reportedly is developing an adaptation of another Dahl book, “The BFG.”
According to Variety, a screenwriter who worked on the “BFG” project, Gwyn Lurie, was tapped by Warner Bros. to pen a rewrite of the initial script for its “Chocolate Factory” adaptation.
Burton is best known in Hollywood for his creative renderings of such fantasy films as “Batman,” “Beetlejuice,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “Sleepy Hollow” and a remake of “Planet of the Apes.”