The two Paddington movies of recent years have proved to be hugely successful with a whole plethora of different generations, and now director Paul King has his eyes on another famed favourite of many a childhood.

As per The Hollywood Reporter, King is currently in talks to direct Warner Brothers’ Willy Wonka. That film has been in development since back in 2016, with Simon Rich having penned the script and Paddington’s David Heyman on board to produce.

Back in 2016, it was reported that this new Wonka effort was to look at the early days of this iconic Roald Dahl character, telling a new story not seen in either of Willy’s appearances in Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator books.

Of course, this won’t be the first time that Willy Wonka has been brought to the silver screen, with Gene Wilder taking on the role for 1971’s Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Fast forward to 2005, and Tim Burton teamed with longtime collaborator Johnny Deep for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Expect more on this as we get it.

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