CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY press junket now set for the Bahamas in late June~~

Emma reports that the press junket to promote the upcoming Warner Brothers release CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY will be held in the Bahamas, in the beautiful resort city of Nassau, on June 24th-26th, 2005. Director Tim Burton and co-star Freddie Highmore, who plays Charlie Bucket, will travel to Nassau to join the movie’s Willy Wonka, Johnny Depp, who will be in the Bahamas filming the sequels to PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN. Thanks very much for the update, emma!

The summer preview issue of PREMIERE Magazine has picked CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY to finish seventh among the top ten summer releases and predicts a North American box office take of $120 million. If Premiere’s guess is accurate, CATCF would become the most commercially successful Burton-Depp collaboration yet (SLEEPY HOLLOW, their first blockbuster, earned just over $100 million). The Zone thanks sandstorm for posting the PREMIERE story.

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is scheduled to be released in North America on July 15, 2005.