I love the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The Tim Burton remake was a nightmarish sack of trash nonsense. You know what Hollywood’s answer to that is? TRY IT AGAIN. NIGHTMARISHER. TRASH NONSENSIER.
Sources tell Variety that Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to the “Willy Wonka” IP from the Roald Dahl Estate and is planning a new movie centered around the eccentric character.
Heyman will produce with Michael Siegel, who is the manager of the Dahl Estate. Kevin McCormick is exec producing. “The Secret Life of Pets” scribe Simon Rich is penning the script. Courtenay Valenti is overseeing the project for the studio.
Apparently this film will be a solo Wonka flick about his “early adventures.” Like enslaving small orange people, presumably. And, because of course, they’re hoping this becomes a franchise.
Super double RIP Gene Wilder.