Paddington Director in Talks for New Willy Wonka Movie

Posted by Payton Wilmott On Monday, February 12, 2018 0 comments

Paddington director Paul King may helm the new Willy Wonka film for Warner Bros.

Entertainment Weekly reports King is in final talks with the studio to take on the project, which will be a reimagining of Roald Dahl's classic children's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Harry Potter and Paddington producer David Heyman is developing the film with Warner Bros. in the hopes of starting a franchise.

King would direct from a script by Simon Rich. The story will be set before the events of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, following Willy Wonka in his early adventures prior to meeting Charlie.

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