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Willy Wonka’ Reboot in the Works With ‘Paddington’ Director

  • 13-02-2018 2:17pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 6,431 MilesMorales1


    Warner Bros. is in talks with Paul King, director of the two “Paddington” movies, to helm a reboot of “Willy Wonka,” based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”

    The project is being produced by David Heyman, producer of the “Paddington” and Harry Potter movies. Simon Rich wrote the new script.

    “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” published in 1964, centers on 11-year-old Charlie Bucket and the legendary and eccentric chocolatier, Willy Wonka, who has decided to re-open his factory and allows five children to come on a tour of the factory after finding a golden ticket in a Wonka Bar.

    http://variety.com/2018/film/news/willy-wonka-reboot-paddington-director-1202696320/

    Colour me excited. I'm not a fan of either of the previous two Wonka films, but I love the Paddington films.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,834 ✭✭✭ nix


    How can you not like the original Willy Wonka movie? Whats wrong with you?!? :eek:






    :pac:


  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,503 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E


    I'm not a fan of either of the previous two Wonka films

    Monster.

    Well, half a monster.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,431 MilesMorales1


    I just don't like them! The shift into that American style bugs me to no end, I feel the same about Matilda too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,508 ✭✭✭ FunLover18


    I'd prefer he do Paddington 3.

    I'd prefer he did a different Dahl story, never a massive fan of Charlie and we already have two adaptations. Don't understand what they could differently.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,556 ✭✭✭ AllGunsBlazing


    More evidence that Hollywood is slowly devouring itself.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,362 ✭✭✭ Lorelli!


    More evidence that Hollywood is slowly devouring itself.

    Ye, seems to be.

    The original although I found it creepy, told the story very well. I don't think it needs to be done again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 53,262 ✭✭✭✭ GavRedKing


    I dont think it needs a reboot at all but nostalgia sells so if it is done, even if its terrible, they'll make money.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,253 ✭✭✭✭ branie2


    Who'll play Willy?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,834 ✭✭✭ nix


    branie2 wrote: »
    Who'll play Willy?

    Ryan Gosling of course :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,078 ✭✭✭✭ Ash.J.Williams


    is Hollywood even aware there's a f**ing sequal!!


    3 movies on the first book and no mention of the 2nd!!


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  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,503 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E


    2nd book wasn't great, to be fair.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,629 ✭✭✭ Rubberchikken


    God ive hated both willie wonka films. Always found the character creepy and made me uncomfortable. The johnny depp one even more so than the original one


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,393 ✭✭✭✭ OwaynOTT


    Twits the lot of them in hollywoo


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,425 ✭✭✭ Roar


    branie2 wrote: »
    Who'll play Willy?

    Paddington, hopefully.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,253 ✭✭✭✭ branie2


    Roald Dahl hated the first version so much that he wouldn't allow a sequel to be made


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,834 ✭✭✭ nix


    branie2 wrote: »
    Roald Dahl hated the first version so much that he wouldn't allow a sequel to be made

    A lot of book writers hate the movies made of their books, King hated the shining, Burgess hated a clockwork orange, Ellis American psycho and Groom hated forest gump.. All great movies though... I'm sure theres a lot more to and id say its very common for a book writer to hate the movie of his/her book. Most of them would have to have complete creative control or direct it themselves to truly like them...


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,641 ✭✭✭ Cork_exile


    OwaynOTT wrote: »
    Twits the lot of them in hollywoo

    They're talking about Wonka, not the Twits ;)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,393 ✭✭✭✭ OwaynOTT


    Cork_exile wrote: »
    They're talking about Wonka, not the Twits ;)

    With the way they're just throwing everything into the mix and hoping it works, it's more like George's Marvellous Medicine.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,641 ✭✭✭ Cork_exile


    OwaynOTT wrote: »
    With the way they're just throwing everything into the mix and hoping it works, it's more like George's Marvellous Medicine.

    Well that's just Peachy

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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 16,644 ✭✭✭✭ dr.fuzzenstein


    nix wrote: »
    Ryan Gosling of course :p

    No! It's obvious it needs to be a black kid, a street smart, wisecracking rapper who is a petty thief with a heart of gold.
    Willy Wonka could be played by Mark Hamil in the style of The Last Jedi.
    The other kids on the factory tour could be undercover agents for Slugworth, all of them experts in different fighting techniques, inspired by the characters from Kill Bill, with various high action fight scenes where Charlie defeats them one by one.
    Damn, this sh*t writes itself! I'll see if I can get Harvey Weinstein on the blower, this will make millions!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,722 ✭✭✭ El Rifle


    Ah the Remake of the Reboot of the original. People have been complaining about Rebooting everything, but now its taking it to another new level of pain. How to coin a remake of a reboot? Gleequel? 3Boot? Requel?


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,430 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Rowan Atkinson, Sally Hawkins and Olivia Colman have joined Timothée Chalamet in Wonka, Warner Bros.’ prequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

    Paddington filmmaker Paul King is directing the movie, which begins principal photography Wednesday in London.

    King has lined up a slew of Paddington or Paddington 2 vets in the cast, among them Tom Davis, Simon Farnaby and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith. Also on the roll call are Mathew Baynton, Jim Carter and Rich Fulcher.


    Hollywood Reporter



  • Registered Users Posts: 75,430 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1




  • Registered Users Posts: 75,430 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1




  • Registered Users Posts: 6,878 ✭✭✭ conorhal


    I tend to reffer to them as reborquels (a soft-reboot-sequel-prequel).

    Personally I just can't wait for the backstory on how Wonka got his top hat and the intricate meaning behind his use of a cane combined with a 'gritty retelling' of his origin and probably how he got his name.... *sigh*



  • Registered Users Posts: 25,751 ✭✭✭✭ ~Rebel~


    I judge these things much more on the talent involved than anything else, and in fairness to him Paul King hasn't really put a foot wrong in either his writing or directing thus far - I daresay if he's doing this, it's because he has a good idea for it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,976 ✭✭✭ DavyD_83


    So, Will.i.am then? That could actually work...


    *I quoted the wrong post, but don't know how to correct now.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,122 ✭✭✭ c montgomery




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