Hollywood Is Making A New ‘Willy Wonka’ Reboot And They Have A Director
If you thought Hollywood was fresh out of new ideas, then you’re probably right. Warner Bros. is making yet another reboot of Willy Wonka. The original film featured Gene Wilder as the eccentric Willy Wonka in the 1971 classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. In 2005, Johnny Depp played Willy Wonka in Tim Burton’s reboot. Now we will get another new Willy Wonka movie and they already have a director.
The Hollywood Reporter says that Paul King has been given a golden ticket and will be the director of the newest reboot of the Roald Dahl’s 1964 children’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. King has experience in reviving classic children’s novels, he helmed the recent Paddington movies. Paddington 2 is in theaters right now and is one of the best-reviewed family films of all-time, scored a perfect 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and has made more than $205 million at the worldwide box office.