It looks like Warner Bros are planning a Willy Wonka reboot - but don't worry, Johnny Depp wil have nothing to do with it!
After the recent death of Gene Wilder, many people were revisiting the 1971 classic WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and his marvellous performance in that film. Now producer David Heyman, (the man behind films like the Harry Potter series, GRAVITY, and the upcoming JK Rowling trilogy FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM), is looking to bring further adventures of Willy Wonka to the screen.
The new adventures will take place before Willy creates his chocolate factory, and well before he meets a young boy called Charlie.
Of course Johnny Depp and Tim Burton tried a remake 2005, but many were perplexed by Depp’s performance, and the film is often named as one of Burton’s most disappointing films. Nevertheless, the studio seems to think there’s still potential for a brand new Wonka franchise.