Warner Bros., in search of a new multi-part franchise, has acquired the rights to shoot a movie about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Willie Wonka, from the Roald Dahl Estate, which oversees the legacy of famed writer Roald Dahl. This is reported by Variety with reference to its sources.
It is argued that the new picture will be a kind of prequel to the original work, however, it will not be about becoming an eccentric owner of a confectionery factory, but about his early adventures. If the first project is successful, Warner Bros. intends to continue this series. Whether other heroes of the fairy tale will appear in the movie is not specified yet.
Recall that the story "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" was first published in 1964. Based on her motives, two movies were shot - in 1971 and in 2005. In the first of them, the role of Wonka was played by Gene Wilder, in the second - by Johnny Depp. The latest movie adaptation was successful at the box office, earning about $ 500 million.
Roald Dahl wrote the sequel to his fairy tale "Charlie and the Huge Glass Elevator" and planned to create a third book, but in the end he never realized his plan.
The timing of the work and the possible distribution schedule of the movie about the adventures of Willy Wonka is still unknown.
The Topic of Article: Warner Bros. intends to make a new movie about Willy Wonka.