Charlie & The Chocolate Factory and Planet of The Apes 2: In a recent interview with Calgary Sun, director Tim Burton spoke breifly about the two highly anticipated projects he's involved in. Take a look...
"I have no idea when we'll begin on Willy. It will all depend on the script. I won't be tied down to a release date ever again."
Burton says he chose Depp over actors like Michael Keaton because "he's always surprising and funny and right now he's a big star."
Willy Wonka is being written by John August, who wrote the screenplay for Burton's holiday fantasy Big Fish that stars Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Jessica Lange and the mother of Burton's baby, Helena Bonham Carter.
On Planet Of The Apes 2...
Burton says he won't be involved in any sequel to his Planet of the Apes.
"No, no, no, never. After having made Batman Returns, I realized it's not a good idea for me to do sequels."