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The Paddington director is going to the chocolate factory

Image Working on the Paddington Adventures dilogy not only earned Paul King critical acclaim and four BAFTA nominations, it also paved the way for him to Hollywood. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the British director entered into negotiations with Warner Bros., which offered him to direct a new film about the adventures of Willie Wonka.

The film about the famous hero of fairy tales, Roald Dahl, was announced back in October 2016, when the WB management acquired the rights to film the works Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Big Glass Elevator. At the same time, Simon Rich ("Puzzle") started working on the script for the film, and David Hayman was endowed with the production functions.

Now the nameless fantasy blockbuster can finally find a director. Paul King is an excellent candidate for the steering project. The first film about the Bear Paddington was warmly received in the press and earned more than $ 259 million at the worldwide box office with a production budget of $ 55 million. Many critics agree that when working on the sequel, King managed to surpass himself. To date, The Adventures of Paddington 2 has a phenomenal 100% rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, and has grossed over $ 205 million.


Interestingly, David Hayman has experience working with both Paul King and Warner Bros. The producer met the director a couple of years ago while working on the first film about Paddington, and with the bosses of the Hollywood major he has almost twenty years of friendship. Hayman pioneered the Harry Potter series and continues to help WB build the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them franchise.

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Author: Jake Pinkman