Pulse Movies Flashback 12/10/2004: Johnny Depp, Adam Sandler, Hugh Jackman

Inside Pulse launched on August 9, 2004, and has covered the world of movies for over a decade. Every day, we take a look back at what was happening in the world of movies 10 years ago, as reported right here at Inside Pulse!

Jackman, Winslet set to be Flushed Away

Kate Winslet has signed on for the Aardman upcoming animated feature Flushed Away.

Produced with the help of Dreamworks, the movie will star Hugh Jackman’s voice as Roddy, a pampered rat who accidentally gets flushed in the London sewers, where he discovers a whole new side of life. Winslet will provide the voice of Rita (a part once offered to Nicole Kidman), a sewer rat who befriends Roddy. Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis and Bill Nighy round up the cast.

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Various News & Notes

Variety reports that Revolution Studios has lined up Rob Schneider and David Spade to topline baseball comedy Bench Warmers. The story is about three unathletic men who challenge youth baseball teams.

The original idea came from Adam Sandler, who is not expected to star in the film. Production begins in mid April, contingent on a director and third actor being found.

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New Teaser for “Chocolate Factory” Now Online

The film, starring Johnny Depp, is a remake of the 1971 film Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory and is based on the classic children’s novel by Road Dahl. The film will tell the story of a reclusive chocolate factory owner named Willy Wonka, who awards five children a chance to tour his factory. One person will win the factory and a lifetime supply of chocolate.

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