Date: 13th February 2018
Paul King, the director of the whimsical and acclaimed Paddington movies, has set his sights on another British literary title to adapt.
King is in final negotiations to direct Willy Wonka, a re-imagining of Roald Dahl's classic children's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, being developed by Warner Bros.
King would be reunited with David Heyman, the producer of the Paddington movies.
Wonka is the infamous and eccentric owner of a chocolate factory who figured prominently in Dahl’s 1964 book and its follow-up, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.
Source: Press Release