New ‘Willy Wonka’ Movie To Be Made

Warner Bros have acquired the rights to the Willy Wonka IP from the Roald Dahl estate and are planning on releasing a new movie based on the famous character.

Gene Wilder portrayed Willy Wonka in 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory' (1971)
Gene Wilder portrayed Willy Wonka in ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory’ (1971)

David Heyman, who recently produced Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them for Warner Bros, will produce alongside Roald Dahl estate representative Michael Siegel.

Former Saturday Night Live writer Simon Rich, who also penned the script for Man Seeking Woman, will write the screenplay that is said to be focusing on Wonka’s life before he met Charlie.

Source: THR