Timothée Chalamet playing Willy Wonka

If Tim Burton’s dive into the origins of Willy Wonka by way of flashbacks in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory wasn’t a satisfying enough tale for you, Warner Bros. Pictures and the Roald Dahl Story Co. are about to give you more.

Wonka is a new movie based on the iconic chcolatier previously played by Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp in two very different cinematic adaptations of Roald Dahl’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Now Oscar-nominated heartthrob Timothée Chalamet has been cast as the top hat-wearing candy man in the movie that will chronicle his adventures before he ever opened the chocolate factory that made him famous. Read More »

wonka prequel

Hollywood loves brand awareness. They love it more than life itself. A studio is far more likely to give a green light to an established property than to something fresh and original, because that’s just how it goes. It’s nothing new – Tinseltown has been doing this for decades. But that doesn’t make it any less draining. The latest example: Wonka, a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory prequel movie that explores the origins of chocolatier and child murderer Willy Wonka. It sounds unnecessary, but there’s one silver lining: Paul King, the filmmaker behind the wonderful Paddington films, is at the helm.

If that news sounds familiar, that’s because this movie has been in the works for some time now. But now it has a release date.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Animated Shows

Even though writer/director Taika Waititi is gearing up to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Thor: Love & Thunder, he’ll soon be entering a different world of previously established intellectual property. And it’ll be animated too.

Netflix has announced that the Oscar-winning writer/director of Jojo Rabbit will be writing, directing and executive producing two new animated series inspired by Roald Dahl‘s classic children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryRead More »

Prop Store Auction

Prop Store is one of the world’s leading film and TV memorabilia auction houses in the business, and next month they’re hosting the sixth annual live auction of various movies and TV props in London, marking the largest sale of these coveted items in the United Kingdom. The auction includes Mace Windu’s lightsaber, a radio-controlled ghost trap from Ghostbusters, a complete Batsuit from Tim Burton’s Batman, a Holy Hand Grenade from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and much more. Read More »

Roald Dahl Netflix

Netflix is getting into the Roald Dahl business with a plan to turn several of the beloved writer’s books into a slate of animated event series. Almost all the titles have already been adapted into films – including Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryMatilda, The BFG and more – but the streaming service plans to reimagine and extend the books into something new.

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Willy Wonka remake

Great, another Willy Wonka reimagining! If the Gene Wilder classic and the goofball Tim Burton take on the Roald Dahl children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory weren’t enough for you, you’re in luck. A new Willy Wonka movie is in the works, with Paddington director Paul King set to helm.

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tom and jerry willy wonka

This week in completely unnecessary ideas that you didn’t think were even possible, there’s a straight-to-DVD movie inserting Tom and Jerry into a shot-for-shot animated version of the 1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Let that sink in. Because no matter how you try to convince yourself that it’s some bad trip, it’s real.

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steven spielberg directing The BFG

Steven Spielberg‘s The BFG hit theaters this weekend and landed with a “gigantic” thud. The $140 million Roald Dahl adaptation earned a measly $19.6 million in its opening weekend, which is a huge disappointment anyway you look at it. Is Spielberg, credited for creating the summer blockbuster with 1975’s Jaws, no longer the big box office draw that he once was?

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The Toothsome Chocolate Factory - Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory

I’m sure I was like many other children, watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and imagining what it would be like to visit this fictional candy wonderland. Well now news comes that Universal Studios will be building a real-life Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory as part of their Universal Orlando resort. And coincidentally, Warner Bros has announced that they will be launching a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical on Broadway in spring 2017. Learn details on both of these projects, after the jump.

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 Tom Hiddleston's e-mail to Joss Whedon

After reading Joss Whedon‘s screenplay for The Avengers, star Tom Hiddleston (who plays the villainous Loki) wrote a sweet e-mail to the filmmaker/scribe which has somehow found its way online for all to read. Read Tom Hiddleston’s e-mail to Joss Whedon after the jump.

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