Tim Burton On 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory'

Tim Burton, who will be directing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, tells SciFi-Wire that he's not really a fan of the original Roald Dahl book that the movie will be based upon. "I find [Willy Wonka] odd, because it's overly sweet when it shouldn't be, and it's really dark when it's really weird, so I found it to be almost exactly wrong in some ways."

He also confirmed that he has recruited Johnny Depp for the movie. "I love working with him," Burton said. "I've worked with him three times. He's my friend. [He] always surprises [me]. I like these kind of actors [who] don't care how they look. They're just willing, and there's a freedom to that and an excitement that I get from that. [Some] people are like, 'Wait, my light's not right,' or 'I'm not coming out of my trailer until this happens or that.' [People like Depp] are people ready to go."

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