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Variety is reporting that Warner Bros. has secured the rights to Willy Wonka from the estate of Roald Dahl, and has tapped Harry Potter producer David Heyman to develop a new movie, which is being scripted by Simon Rich (The Secret Life of Pets).
According to the site, rather than an adaptation of Dahl’s two Wonka books Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, the movie will focus on the early adventures of the character, although it is not being called an origin tale.
Willy Wonka has previously appeared on the big screen on two occasions, with Gene Wilder portraying the character in 1971’s Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and Johnny Depp taking on the role in 2005’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. »
- Gary Collinson
Who says kids’ literary influence can’t expand to what they wear?
In celebration of the late Roald Dahl‘s recent 100th birthday and Boden‘sÂ 25th anniversary, the clothing retailer teamed up with the The Roald Dahl Literary Estate to create the limited-editionÂ Mini Boden x Roald Dahl collection.
The brand-new fall kids’ line is inspired by six of Dahl’s classic children’s books: Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, The Twits, Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Bfg, whose film treatment was just released this summer.
“Roald Dahl’s bonkers imagination and British »
- Jen Juneau
Despite the tepid response to Steven Spielberg's The Bfg this year, the works of Roald Dahl continue to be hot in Hollywood right now. There are already remakes -- really just new adaptations -- of James and the Giant Peach and The Witches in development, and now Willy Wonka is set to return to the big screen again. Variety reports that the famed candy maker from Dahl's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is getting a reboot care of Harry...
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Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them producer David Heyman is to work with Warner Bros. to bring a sequel to the magical Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory to screens. Trade paper Variety says that the WB have bagged the rights to the Wonka property from the estate of Roald Dahl and have set The Secret Life of Pets writer Simon Rich to work on the screenplay.
The trade adds that the film will Not be an origin tale, but ‘a standalone movie focused on Wonka and his early adventures’. The word is that this could be the start of a new franchise with familiar characters like Charlie popping up in future movies.
- Paul Heath
Despite the tepid response to Steven Spielberg's The Bfg this year, the works of Roald Dahl continue to be hot in Hollywood right now. There are already remakes -- really just new adaptations -- of James and the Giant Peach and The Witches in development, and now Willy Wonka is set to return to the big screen again. Variety reports that the famed candy maker from Dahl's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is getting a reboot care of Harry Potter producer David Heyman. We previously saw Wonka in the classic retitled 1971 adaptation Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, with Gene Wilder iconicizing the title character on film forever, and then again in the Tim Burton-helmed 2005 version, which stars Johnny Depp...
- Christopher Campbell
The search is on for the golden ticket yet again. E! News can confirm Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to the Willy Wonka IP from the Roald Dahl Estate and is beginning to plan a new movie centered around the unforgettable character. According to Variety, who first reported the news, the studio has been trying to lock down rights since the beginning of the year. Ultimately, they were able to close a deal this fall. Roald penned two books in which Willy Wonka appeared including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. He ultimately never wrote anything specifically on the Willy Wonka character. As movie fans know, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has »
A decade after the disappointing and sometimes nauseating remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Warner Bros. is planning another movie with Willy Wonka. The studio is joining forces with Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them producer David Heyman for a film that’ll center entirely around Wonka. The movie isn’t an origin story, but it will […]
The post New ‘Willy Wonka’ Movie Coming From ‘Harry Potter’ Producer & Warner Bros appeared first on /Film. »
- Jack Giroux
No, that is not a typo in the title. David Heyman, the producer behind the both financially and critically successful Harry Potter series, is set to produce a new Willy Wonka film for Warner Bros., who just acquired the rights to the character from the Roald Dahl Estate, Variety reports.
This film will not be yet another adaptation of the classic book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, however. Nor will it be an adaptations of that book’s sequel, Charlie and the Glass Elevator. Instead, it sounds like this may very well be in the vein of Disney’s recent Oz, The Great and Powerful, which chronicled a time before Dorothy’s appearing in Oz. According to the outlet, the film will be a standalone focusing on Wonka’s early adventures. Considering author Roald Dahl wrote no such tales in his books, it’s up in the air what kind of adventures those can be. »
- Joseph Medina
Warner Bros. has acquired the intellectual property rights to the beloved Willy Wonka franchise from the Roald Dahl estate, as the studio plans a new standalone movie. Harry Potter producer David Heyman is returning to the studio to produce alongside Michael Siegel, the manager of the Dahl Estate. The studio was reportedly trying to secure the franchise rights since the beginning of this year, with the deal finally closing this fall.
Variety reports that Simon Rich (The Secret Life of Pets) has come aboard to write the script. Sources claim this project will not be an origin story, but rather a standalone tale focusing on Willy Wonka and his "early adventures." There is no word if the studio plans on utilizing other characters from Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka novels, but there is speculation that if this first project is a hit, characters like Charlie and others could surface in future projects. »
Roald Dahl’s 1964 book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” tells the adventure of young impoverished Charlie Bucket who gets the chance to tour Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory and eventually becomes Wonka’s successor. The story and its characters have endured for over fifty years and have produced two successful film adaptations. Now, Variety reports that Warner Bros. and longtime “Harry Potter” producer David Heyman will revive the Wonka character for an upcoming film.
Sources tell Variety that Warners recently acquired the rights to the Willy Wonka IP and is currently planning a film focusing on the character. Former “Saturday Night Live” writer and “Man Seeking Woman” creator Simon Rich will pen the script that will apparently be a standalone film about Wonka’s early adventures that is not an origin story.
- Vikram Murthi
Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to “Willy Wonka” from the Roald Dahl estate and is teaming up with “Harry Potter” producer David Heyman on a new movie based on the colorful chocolate purveyor, TheWrap has learned. Heyman, who produced the “Harry Potter” film series for Warner Bros., will produce the movie alongside Michael Siegel, the manager of the Dahl Estate. Kevin McCormick will executive produce. Simon Rich, who wrote “The Secret Life of Pets,” is handling the screenplay, and Courtenay Valenti and Jon Gonda are overseeing the project for Warner Bros. Also Read: Gene Wilder Called Tim Burton's »
- Matt Pressberg
Simon Brew Oct 20, 2016
Warner Bros is looking to make a Willy Wonka prequel movie - and to kickstart a new franchise...
To answer your question: no, nothing is sacred.
Having funded a commercially successful but, er, ‘not very well liked’ new take on Roald Dahl's Charlie And The Chocolate Factory just over a decade ago (yep, the Tim Burton and Johnny Depp one), Warner Bros is attempting to bring the character to the screen once again. Only this time, it’ll be a prequel story, that’ll reboot Wonka on the big screen, and potentially lead to a new franchise.
Yeah, we know.
The project is being overseen by David Heyman, who produced the Harry Potter films. And whilst it’s not an origin story as such that’s currently in gestation, it's a film that's going to follow the early years of Willy Wonka, and Charlie Bucket may well appear should sequels follow. »
Warner Bros. has acquired the rights from Roald Dahl and they're now ready to get the ball rolling on a new, original tale centered around our favorite eccentric chocolatier, Willy Wonka. More information after the drop!
Willy Wonka is coming back to the big screen, thanks to 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple! However, this won't be a reimagining of the classic novel and film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In fact, it's going to be an entirely original tale.
According to sources speaking to Variety, Warner Bros. is attempting to revive the Roald Dahl character, not as an origin story, but as a prequel that follows Willy Wonka's adventures. They even have a team of big name players developing the film in Producer David Heyman (Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Executive Producer Kevin McCormick, Writer Simon Rich (Secret Life of Pets), and the manager of the Dahl Estate, »
- email@example.com (Matt Malliaros)
Less than two months after the death of original Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory star Gene Wilder, Warner Bros, has announced plans to re-invigorate the franchise. According to Variety, Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them producer David Heyman has teamed with the studio to create a new movie based around the character of Willy Wonka; the Roald Dahl estate is also on board, and sold Warner Bros. the rights to the character earlier this year.
Although this new film will take place before the events of Roald Dahl’s 1964 book Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, it reportedly won’t be an origin story, dashing the hopes of those hoping to see that “dark reimagining” of the character’s origins that appeared on the 2014 Black List finally come to imagination-scarring life. Instead, it’ll be a standalone adventure set in the early days of ...
- Katie Rife
A new film is being planned around the character of Willy Wonka, the eccentric chocolatier at the center of Roald Dahl’s children’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and its sequel, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.
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- Nigel M Smith
After helping build the “Harry Potter” franchise and rebooting it with “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” producer David Heyman and Warner Bros. are re-teaming to revive another classic character.
Heyman will produce with Michael Siegel, who is the manager of the Dahl Estate. Kevin McCormick is exec producing. “The Secret Life of Pets” scribe Simon Rich is penning the script. Courtenay Valenti is overseeing the project for the studio.
Sources reveal that the film will not be an origin tale, but a standalone movie focused on Wonka and his early adventures. It’s unknown who from the original book series, other than Wonka, will be involved in the project. If the reboot is a hit, it seems »
- Justin Kroll
Brad Pitt (Courtesy: Marc Piasecki/WireImage)
By: Carson Blackwelder
Brad Pitt is already a world-renowned actor, a silver screen heartthrob, and a tabloid rumor magnet, but perhaps the 52-year-old’s biggest impact on the entertainment industry will be his wildly successful production company: Plan B Entertainment Inc. — commonly called Plan B.
Plan B was established in November 2001 and, while having gone through a few behind-the-scenes changes throughout the years, it has kept a consistent track record when it comes to churning out movies and TV shows that garner critical, audience, and awards attention. Now, after about 15 years of existence, the company has a shot at earning its fifth best picture nomination at the Oscars on February 2017 with Moonlight.
- Carson Blackwelder
In the second of our exclusive interviews with some of the cast of Tim Burton’s new film, Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children, Flickering Myth’s Scott J. Davis sits down with Asa Butterfield to talk about the film, working with Tim Burton and all that Spider-Man talk…
When did you first hear about the film?
I first read the script over two years ago now, in fact I read the script and the book around the same time and I knew that Tim (Burton) was going to be directing it and I’ve always been a massive fan of Tim even before I started acting – I loved his style. So when I got the script and knew that he was doing it I thought “I’m gonna get this one!” I had already put a lot of work in to this and met with Tim and we »
- Scott J. Davis
Ryan Lambie Published Date Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 09:52
A mad young inventor in a loft constructs living creatures from spare parts. A teenage girl wears asbestos gloves to prevent herself from lighting fires with her hands. A small boy has a right eye which can project his dreams onto a wall. These and other shunned oddments of society live in a neo-gothic house on a remote Welsh island, all watched over by the imposing yet good-natured Miss Peregrine - who you might recognise as Eva Green smoking a pipe.
There’s much in the novels by Ransom Riggs that seems tailor made for Tim Burton’s cheerfully macabre sensibility, and Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children arrives on the silver screen like an X-Men comic drawn by Edward Gorey. Viewers familiar with such movies as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and Dark Shadows will recognise Burton’s handiwork here; Miss Peregrine is, »
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children review by Luke Ryan Baldock.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children review
Tim Burton has certainly had a tumultuous time in his film career. Being picked from near obscurity to direct Batman after a two bonkers directorial features and animating at Disney, he has seesawed between just about every imaginable form of adaptation. From his ill fated reimagining of Planet of the Apes, his own take on Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a sequel of sorts to Alice in Wonderland, and even an animated remake of one of his own shorts, no matter what the final product he always has his own style. Now he jumps into his first Ya adaptation, a genre that »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
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