Status: Development As of October 19, 2016
Development: Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'. Simon Rich will write the script.
This will be a stand-alone movie focusing on Willy Wonka and his earlier, pre-Charlie adventures. more
Release DateU.S.Willy Wonka will be released on
To Be Announced (TBA)
Cast more cast—
Paul King (In Talks)
Rating MPAANot Available
This will be a stand-alone movie focusing on Willy Wonka and his earlier, pre-Charlie adventures.
modified plot formulation from hollywoodreporter.com
Trivia & Production Notes
- Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to the Willy Wonka IP from the Roald Dahl estate (Hollywood Reporter, 10/19/16).
- Called a reimagining of Roald Dahl's classic children's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Hollywood Reporter, 2/12/18).