I don’t think anyone really wants another ‘Willy Wonka‘ reboot, but if it’s going to happen, it might as well have a talented director attached to it. According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is set to hire Paul King to direct the upcoming project.
This is huge news because King is the director behind the critically acclaimed Paddington films. Paddington 2 is currently sitting pretty with a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It has 185 fresh reviews and zero rotten, which is pretty damn incredible.
There is not a lot of information about this reboot, but we’re sure details will start to trickle out soon, especially if this deal is locked down.
“‘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.
Gene Wilder portrayed Wonka in the 1971 film adaptation titled ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.’ Johnny Depp played him in the 2005 adaptation, titled ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.'”
We will keep you posted as more information is released.