Paddington and Paddington 2 director Paul King is in active talks to direct the Willy Wonka movie over at Warner Bros. According to The Hollywood Reporter, who reported the news, the film is a reimagining of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Paddington‘s David Heyman is also on board as a producer on the film, which could be King’s next movie.
The book tells the famous story of Charlie Bucket and his Golden Ticket, and Willy Wonka and his amazing chocolate factory.
Mr. Willy Wonka, the most wondrous inventor in the world, opens his gates of his amazing chocolate factory to five lucky children. Gobstoppers, wriggle sweets and a river of melted chocolate delight await – Charlie needs just one Golden Ticket and these delicious treats could all be his!
Simon Rich wrote the new script for the film, the material on which it is based having previously brought to the screen with Gene Wilder and then Johnny Depp playing the iconic character of Wonka.
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