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'Charlie' Filming Halted As Lens Gets Chocolate Treatment

19 July 2004 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

The remake of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory was thrown into chaos on Wednesday when a worker dropped a $540,000 camera lens in a vat of chocolate. The clumsy technician had failed to properly secure his wire-held camera, and watched aghast as it plunged into the three foot deep tank. According to insiders, the delay the incident caused could cost director Tim Burton's project up to $900,000. One source on the English set says, "When the camera fell it was like a slap-stick scene straight from the movie. A team of riggers had come in specially from the States to set it up over the vat of synthetic chocolate. But someone made a mistake and it wasn't secured properly. The production team didn't know whether to laugh or cry. The camera is probably beyond repair." A film spokesperson adds, "Technical tests were being carried out to see how close the camera could be moved to the chocolate. A camera did go into the liquid owing to a mechanical fault." Charlie And The Chocolate Factory is an adaptation of the best-selling Roald Dahl novel of the same name, which was first filmed in 1971 under the name Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory. »

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Grandpa Kelly will tour 'Chocolate'

7 June 2004 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

David Kelly has nabbed the role of Grandpa Joe in Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for Warner Bros. Pictures. The project is based on the celebrated Roald Dahl book, in which a young boy named Charlie and his grandfather tour a candy factory owned by the eccentric Willy Wonka. The book was made into a film in 1971, with the screenplay by Dahl, but titled Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. According to Warners, Burton's take, with a screenplay by John August, will skew more closely toward the book than the 1971 version. Kelly, who starred in Waking Ned Devine, joins Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka and Freddie Highmore as Charlie. Kevin McCormick is overseeing for the studio. Producing are Brad Grey and Richard D. Zanuck, while Liccy Dahl, Michael Siegal and McCormick are executive producers. Kelly's other recent credits include Laws of Attraction and Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London. »

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