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 »
Earlier this year, we found out that Paddington director Paul King had been hired to direct a new Willy Wonka movie at Warner Bros. that would give us a reimagining of the character originated on the big screen by Gene Wilder in 1971’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Now the project is trying to find the right man to play the titular confectionery connoisseur, and the shortlist of actors has some enticing options. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 by Angie Han
A few weeks ago, we got word of another Willy Wonka movie in the works from Warner Bros., with Harry Potter‘s David Heyman producing. So naturally, when I had the chance to sit down with Heyman at the recent Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them junket, I had to ask him about it.
During our conversation, Heyman offered a minor status update, offering hints about what the movie might be (hint: not a remake), and explaining why he wanted to make a new Willy Wonka movie in the first place. Read More »
A decade after the disappointing and sometimes nauseating remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Warner Bros. is planning another movie with Willy Wonka. The studio is joining forces with Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them producer David Heyman for a film that’ll center entirely around Wonka. The movie isn’t an origin story, but it will focus on Wonka’s early adventures.
Below, learn more about the new Willy Wonka movie.
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Los Angeles residents are incredibly spoiled when it comes to pop culture art events. Most of that is because Jensen Karp and Katie Cromwell opened not one but two Gallery 1988 locations in the City of Angels. Every few weeks, a new art exhibit goes on the walls celebrating either an artist or subject, usually with a pop culture theme. Lost, Breaking Bad, Edgar Wright, Judd Apatow, the list of awesome Gallery 1988 subjects goes on and on. If you don’t live in Los Angeles, usually you can’t experience these for yourself.
That’s why, in 2011, Cromwell and Karp released a beautiful coffee table book called Crazy 4 Cult, based on the Gallery’s signature exhibit. Next week, they’re releasing the sequel, Crazy 4 Cult 2, and we got Karp to exclusively explain some of his favorite images in the book. They’re based on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Shaun of the Dead, Rushmore, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Donnie Darko, Willy Wonka, Coming to America, Back to the Future and Wet Hot American Summer. Read More »
This Friday, Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles will hold the fifth Crazy 4 Cult art show, an annual exhibition which I’ve called the super bowl of pop culture art. I am so jealous of all my fellow Los Angelans who are able to attend this week. I’ll be away in Texas, but I can’t complain as I’ll be bringing back my girlfriend with me (the big move, exciting). The great guys at G1988 have given me a bunch of art from the show to premiere on the site.
After the jump you will find part one of our preview, which includes a new Back to the Future-inspired piece by the great Eric Tan, Monster Squad and Better Off Dead pieces by /Film favorite Dave Perillo, an incredibly multi-level Scott Pilgrim vs. The World piece by Jim Horwat, Alex Pardee‘s tribute to a new cult classic, Rubber, and more. So what are you waiting for?
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