Warner Bros is engaged on a Willy Wonka reboot primarily based on Roald Dahl’s beloved kids’s basic Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing facility, with the director of Paddington and Paddington 2 in line to helm the challenge.
Paul King is in talks to direct in accordance with Variety. King is presently has no tasks within the pipeline following the success of his two critically-adored household adventures starring Michael Bond’s beloved marmalade-loving Londoner.
Gene Wilder famously portrayed eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka in 1971’s large display adaptation Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Manufacturing facility.
In 2005 Johnny Depp performed the position in Tim Burton’s extra trustworthy, however far much less revered remake, which took its identify from the supply materials moderately than the primary movie.
In October 2016, Variety reported that Warner Bros was eyeing a potential prequel targeted on the Wonka character earlier than Charlie wins a go to to his manufacturing unit.
The challenge, nonetheless produced by David Heyman, had The Secret Lifetime of Pets scribe Simon Wealthy on board to pen a script.
The challenge could properly have was a extra easy adaptation of Dahl’s guide since that story. Selection’s most up-to-date report doesn’t specify both means.
Dahl wrote two tales that includes Willy Wonka, the primary a couple of group of youngsters’s lethal go to to the manufacturing unit, the following – Charlie and the Nice Glass Elevator – is a direct sequel that includes an area lodge, the President of the USA and shape-shifting aliens.
Lots of people overlook that.
One other sequel was deliberate referred to as Charlie within the White Home, however Dahl solely wrote its first chapter.
King’s first high-profile success was directing cult BBC comedy The Mighty Boosh. His large display break got here with Paddington, an adaptation most anticipate the worst from, however which grew to become an prompt household favorite.
The movie starred Ben Whishaw because the voice of Paddington, with Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, Julie Walters, Michael Gambon, Imelda Staunton and Nicole Kidman as a villainous taxidermist.
A sequel, launched final yr, reviewed even higher due to enjoyable performances from new solid members Brendan Gleeson and Hugh Grant (who even earned himself a Bafta nomination for his scenery-chewing position.