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Warner Bros and Fantastic Beasts producer are bringing Willy Wonka back to the big screen

October 20th, 2016 by Marc Comments


Well, it looks like Warners aren’t happy with having the DC and Fantastic Beasts shared universe on the big screen, now they want another one…

And they’ve found it with Willy Wonka.

Yes, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them producer David Heyman and Warner Bros are bringing Roald Dahl’s classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (and later Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator) to the big screen again and it’s with a view to create a franchise.

Justin Kroll, who broke the story, wrote on his Twitter:

The Secret Life of Pets writer Simon Rich is penning the script which will tell the story of a young Willy Wonka before he owned his famous factory.

That’s really all we know at the minute but we’re hoping that they get it right this time, after the horrible Johnny Depp adaptation, as Gene Wilder’s take on the character is still very close to our hearts and Dahl’s timeless tale deserves the best possible treatment.

What do you guys thing? Let us know…

Source: Variety

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….