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:
Couldn’t get this confirmed but got the feeling Dahl may have written unpublished material that could be used to help build new world
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) October 19, 2016
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…