Advertisement
If you have a new account but are having problems posting or verifying your account, please email Niamh on [email protected] for help. Thanks :)
New AMA with a US police officer (he's back!). You can ask your questions here

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Prequel announced

  • 20-01-2021 3:58pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 12,078 ✭✭✭✭ MisterAnarchy


    Warner Bros. is returning to a world of pure imagination, forging ahead with plans for a “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” prequel, newly titled “Wonka.”

    The studio hopes to begin casting the film soon, with the goal of releasing it theatrically on March 17, 2023.


«1

Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 56,390 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Screams need content content content content for our streaming service.


  • Registered Users Posts: 596 ✭✭✭ bigar


    I was rolling my eyes at first until I read Paul King and David Heyman are involved. After Paddington and especially Paddington 2 they deserve some credit. It will be interesting to see what they will come up with.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,817 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Obviously the shelves marked "public domain" had been raided one too many times; some executive then rummaging through the slush pile of licensed IPs knocking about.
    bigar wrote: »
    I was rolling my eyes at first until I read Paul King and David Heyman are involved. After Paddington and especially Paddington 2 they deserve some credit. It will be interesting to see what they will come up with.

    Like you, that's the only thing making me give this project the benefit of the doubt for now. King has clear talent, but you'd hope that a bigger Hollywood project won't crowd out his style; wouldn't be the first time if it did either.

    And I still maintain Paddington 2 is one of the best films of the last 5 years. A legitimately fabulous movie.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,495 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    So is it a prequel to the book or the Burton film?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,645 ✭✭✭ Homelander


    The Burton film is close enough to the book, isn't it? I thought the 1971 film was way more off-book.


  • Advertisement
  • Registered Users Posts: 2,195 ✭✭✭ MayoForSam


    I wonder would they be tempted to do a 'Joker' type origins story for Willie Wonka and ramp up the horror side of things? Some very creepy elements worth exploring especially in the original movie version. The oompah lumpahs (orange-skinned versions) always freaked me out.

    Bill Skarsgard for Willie (based on the first 'It' movie, certainly not the second)?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,207 ✭✭✭ p to the e




  • Registered Users Posts: 18,070 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    Homelander wrote: »
    The Burton film is close enough to the book, isn't it? I thought the 1971 film was way more off-book.

    but its got more charm,


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,707 ✭✭✭ speedboatchase


    • Pre-existing IP
    • 'Re-imagined' for all audiences
    • Precursor to series that has earned hundreds of millions of dollars
    • Public domain property

    It's Oz the Great and Powerful. It's Maleficent. It's Wonka.

    Sigh. Hollywood in 2021. I'm actually surprised that Tom Holland is being courted. WB would be smart to cast a 'diverse' lead to get woke pre-publicity when in reality, they would be making a safe call and avoiding telling new, non-white stories.


  • Registered Users Posts: 596 ✭✭✭ bigar


    pixelburp wrote: »
    And I still maintain Paddington 2 is one of the best films of the last 5 years. A legitimately fabulous movie.

    It's a perfect movie with not a single bad moment.


  • Advertisement
  • Registered Users Posts: 255 ✭✭ DrSpongeBobz


    Tom Holland will be awful in any movie but Spiderman


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,493 ✭✭✭ Goodshape


    It's Wonka public domain?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,863 ✭✭✭ mikhail


    Goodshape wrote: »
    It's Wonka public domain?
    No, Roald Dahl is only dead 30 years. I assume they have an existing licensing arrangement with his estate or heirs or whoever owns it now because of the Tim Burton movie.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,877 ✭✭✭ Conall Cernach


    Wasn't there already a lot of prequel type stuff in the Tim Burton film?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,586 ✭✭✭✭ Hello 2D Person Below


    Wouldn't mind that actually.


  • Registered Users Posts: 41,471 ✭✭✭✭ SEPT 23 1989


    Nonsense like this will only show again how good the original actually is


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,392 ✭✭✭✭ gandalf


    Ekkk no not after the mess they made with the remake!

    And if they create this monstrosity keep Depp away from it!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,464 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1




  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 285 ✭✭ Hellokitty1212


    JP Liz V1 wrote: »
    :eek:

    That I cannot imagine

    Playing Charlie? That I could see!


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,896 ✭✭✭ sabat


    Nicholas Cage as Wonka.


  • Advertisement
  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 285 ✭✭ Hellokitty1212


    sabat wrote: »
    Nicholas Cage as Wonka.

    Jared Harris would eat the screen up!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,207 ✭✭✭ p to the e


    Can't help but think of this Simpsons clip around the casting



  • Registered Users Posts: 75,464 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Playing Charlie? That I could see!

    But not young Wonka


  • Registered Users Posts: 56,390 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Timothée Chalamet signs on to play Willy Wonka.


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,464 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Timothée Chalamet signs on to play Willy Wonka.

    He could have been Depp's son in law as he dated Lily

    A good decent actor


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,645 ✭✭✭ Homelander


    gandalf wrote: »
    Ekkk no not after the mess they made with the remake!

    I thought it was quite good and so did most people I know who've seen it. Personally I never liked the 70's version at all and much preferred the Burton version though I accept a lot of people like the first movie.

    I wouldn't even call the Burton movie a remake though. It's way closer to the book than the Wilder one, it's really the only legit "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" movie. In fact Roald Dahl himself hated the 1971 movie.

    It has 83% on RT, 91% on Google, and 6.6/10 on IMDB. So definitely not a mess.

    However having said that I really don't have any appetite for a prequel. I'd love to see Charlie and The Great Glass Elevator.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,686 ✭✭✭ Duckworth_Luas


    Homelander wrote: »
    I'd love to see Charlie and The Great Glass Elevator.
    Is that not being made by Netflix along with a new version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,464 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Rowan Atkinson, Sally Hawkins and Olivia Colman have joined Wonka



  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,817 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    I'm guessing this project remains unaffected by Netflix's acquisition of the Roald Dahl Story Company? Will it become a Netflix production, or are WB simply allowed to continue, given it predates Netflix's action.



  • Advertisement
  • Registered Users Posts: 2,015 ✭✭✭ Zak Flaps




Advertisement