'Paddington 3' is currently being written, but Paul King will not direct the third adventure of the adorable Peruvian bear.
Taika Waititi has added yet another project to his crowded slate, but this one tastes scrumdiddlyumptious.
Plans for a new Willy Wonka movie are moving ahead, with news emerging that it will not be a remake (or a sequel), but a prequel.
Diana Sowle, the actress best known for playing Mrs. Bucket in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, has died aged 88.
Solo star Donald Glover and Ryan Gosling are said to be among those leading the shortlist to play the new Willy Wonka.
A new Willy Wonka movie is in the offing, and according to Entertainment Weekly, Paul King, the director of the Paddington movies, is in the frame to direct.
While some might still be coming to terms with Johnny Depp's Anna Wintour-esque iteration of Roald Dahl's eccentric confectioner, it looks like there might be another on the way.
It looks as though Willy Wonka may be getting an origin story. During an interview with SlashFilm, producer David Heyman revealed that the upcoming ‘Willy Wonka’ movie won’t retread old ground… and could explore the character’s origins. Of course, Willy Wonka first appeared on the big screen played by Gene Wilder in the children’s classic, ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’.
Fans of the late, great Gene Wilder have balked at the news that there’s a new Willy Wonka movie in the pipeline. News has emerged that David Heyman, producer of the ‘Harry Potter’ movies, has joined with Warner Bros to bring a new version of Roald Dahl’s eccentric confectionary magnate to the big screen. According to reports from Variety, ‘the film will not be an origin tale, but a standalone movie focused on Wonka and his early adventures’.
The 1971 movie version makes Wonka’s psychotic tendencies crystal clear when the cocoa pusher takes the kids on an LSD-inspired boat ride, brainwashing them with images so disturbing that even Guantanamo would consider them 'a bit much’ (for example, a huge insect crawling across someone’s face, see below).
Legendary actor Gene Wilder has died. Gene Wilder, who most will remember for his comedy roles in ‘The Producers’, ‘Blazing Saddles’, ‘Young Frankenstein’, ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ and ‘Stir Crazy’ has died today at his home in Stamford, Connecticut. It’s believed that he died of complications due to Alzheimer’s Disease.
As part of our series on mind-blowing movie fan theories, we’re changing the way you watch some of Hollywood’s most famous films. - 5 Reasons Why Robin Williams Was A Genius - Amazing Picture Of A Young Benedict Cumberbatch Today – a double! 1971’s ‘Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory’ and the Johnny Depp remake ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ from 2005. The theory Published in 1964, Roald Dahl’s masterpiece about a reclusive confectionary inventor who hides five Golden Tickets in bars of chocolate around the world so a group of kids can win a visit to his factory has thrilled readers for generations. It’s been adapted for the screen twice – originally starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka and again with Johnny Depp.
The 1971 adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic novel is not just a joyous family film with a stunning lead performance from Gene Wilder, but also one of the creepiest and strangest children’s movies EVER MADE. Frankly, there’s no explanation for this utterly bizarre and startlingly scary sequence, in which the remaining visitors board a paddle boat and go through a tunnel at dizzying speed while Wonka intones a portentous poem and mad images flash up on the walls behind them. - Is Willy Wonka Really A Child Murderer?
Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory is something that kids and adults everywhere had always one day hoped would be real - and now it actually is. The Toothsome Chocolate Factory - inspired by Mr Wonka’s sweet wonderland - is set to open at Universal Studios in Orlando sometime this year. There won’t be any Oompa Loompas here, but staff will be dressed up in Steampunk gear as you walk around towering smoke stacks and what “funky gadgetry”.