‘Paddington’ Director Paul King in Talks for New ‘Willy Wonka’ Film

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I’m undecided we’d like one other Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Manufacturing facility film, but when we’re going to get one, Warner Bros. positive is placing collectively one hell of an thrilling artistic crew. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Paddington director Paul King is in closing negotiations to direct Warner’s Willy Wonka, a reimagining of Roald Dahl‘s beloved children’s e book Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing facility.

Story particulars are being stored underneath wraps, however the screenplay comes from Man In search of Lady creator and former Saturday Night time Reside author Simon Wealthy. Producer David Heyman, who beforehand labored with King on the Paddington movies, revealed in 2016 that the brand new film wouldn’t be a remake, however a brand new method to the enduring Dahl character.

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On the time, he spoke to /Movie in regards to the early improvement levels on the script,

“It’s challenging because you don’t have Dahl, you don’t have a Dahl book, and yet you have a Dahl character. But I think there’s a lot in his character that suggests who he is and also where he might come from or what his childhood or his middle age might have been like. So we’re exploring that. We’re discussing it. We’re in the very early stages and very excited about what lies ahead.”

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