Charlie & The Chocolate Factory: According to The Hollywood Reporter, John August, who penned the current Tim Burton release "Big Fish, is reteaming with the director to write the script for Warner Bros. Pictures' Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Johnny Depp is attached to star in the redo of the 1971 Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, and Warners is keen on getting the project before cameras early next year. August, who is said to have enjoyed an extremely positive working relationship with Burton onBig Fish, isn't the first writer hired to help Warners mount the update. Scott Frank, Gwyn Lurie and Pamela Pettler have previously handled writing chores but August is starting from scratch, sources said, by heading back to the original source material, the Roald Dahl classic novel.

Brian B.