The upcoming Willy Wonka prequel film has actually signed up Paddington director Paul King and considered a 2023 release date.
The film, which will follow the more youthful days of the chocolate factory manager, has actually remained in the pipeline for a number of years.
Its now been validated that King will direct, with a script composed by Simon Rich and Simon Farnaby, with studio Warner Bros hoping to launch it on March 17, 2023.
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Harry Potters David Heyman is producing, having actually made an offer with the Roald Dahl estate a couple of years earlier.
Speaking back in 2018, he described of the movie while speaking to Collider: “We are still trying to figure out how to tell that story, what the story is. Its a prequel, its not a follow up.
” What makes Willy– when we find him at the chocolate factory doing the golden ticket, where is he prior to that? Were playing around with that.”
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” What makes Willy– when we find him at the chocolate factory doing the golden ticket, where is he before that? What leads him to that place where hes locked himself away? Its how does he get there? Were playing around with that.”
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While the casting is yet to be confirmed, rumours are floating that Marvels Tom Holland and Timothée Chalamet are being eyed for the role (via Collider), though well need to wait and see on that one. Formerly, the similarity Ezra Miller, Donald Glover and Ryan Gosling have been speculated for the function.
Wonka was significantly played by Gene Wilder in 1971s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, while Johnny Depp played the function in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.