Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Some advice to would-be screenwriters:
I am not legally affiliated with Roald Dahl in any way. I simply run a fan site. I have no input whatsoever into the planned remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Therefore please stop sending me your script and casting ideas. I will not "pass them on". Even if I were involved, I probably still wouldn't greenlight a script for a children's movie involving genetically-mutated Oompa-Loompas. Just some advice.

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» Mia [www] » 2002-07-31 03:47:13
Awww...come on...play w/ them a little. Suggest Pam Anderson as an oompa-loompa. It would be sooooooo good. She's so talented!
» Jenny » 2002-07-31 06:48:38
See, the problem is, I don't want to discourage somebody who's really interested in writing. It's just that when people start out, they tend to "expand" on existing work rather than take the time to invent their own characters and plot (i.e. fanfic). I just want them to realize that maybe their talents would be better suited to creating something totally new, rather than spending their time working on version of a classic that will never see the light of day.

In defense of the "genetically-mutated Oompa-Loompas" author, he was pretty nice and appreciated my input. I figured anybody that would cast VAL KILMER as Willy Wonka would have some serious issues.
» Kris [www] » 2002-07-31 10:46:43
LOL...whatever, I'd watch it. Grrrrrr! ;)
» Jenny » 2002-08-01 12:26:30
Ooohh, I second the Val grrrr! (Beats Gene Wilder any day!!)
» Tricia [www] » 2002-08-01 14:05:10
Yes, but come on ladies. Do you really want your Mr. Wonka to be SEXY? Why don't we have Brad Pitt play Professor Dumbledore while we're at it! :)
» Kris [www] » 2002-08-01 17:45:19
Actually, maybe a sexy Wonka would be neat. Not like, sexy-sexy, but some sexy - like, I think that Gene Wilder was super cute in that movie, especially when I was little.
» TD [www] » 2002-08-02 01:15:06
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