‘Wonka (2023)’ is an upcoming American adventure, comedy, family, fantasy film directed by Paul King and written by Roald Dahl and Simon Rich.
It is produced by Jon Gonda, David Heyman, Kevin McCormick, Michael Siegel and Courtenay Valenti.
This is the first installment in the Roald Dahl Cinematic Universe. It is unknown if the movie will connect to The Witches (2020).
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‘Wonka (2023)’ Cast
Ryan Gosling, Donald Glover, and Ezra Miller were the top three choices to play Willy Wonka.
We’ll update this feature as more information becomes available.
The story will focus specifically on a young Willy Wonka and how he met the Oompa-Loompas on one of his earliest adventures.
This film shows his adventures prior to opening the world’s most famous chocolate factory.”
‘Wonka’ Release date
Wonka, will be scheduled to hit theaters on March 17, 2023.
It has been in the works for four years, with THR reporting King’s involvement back in 2018. So far, Wonka has the March 17, 2023, date to itself.
King has been associated with the project for nearly two years now as he was reported to have been at the last stages of negotiations to helm Wonka back in 2018.
While production rolled in slowly, it seems like things are finally picking up pace as Variety reports that Warner Bros. is planning to begin casting for the film soon.
It’s early days for this project and it won’t be shooting while UK is in lockdown. The hope is for a September shoot.
‘Wonka (2023)’ Trailer
Trailer and any videoclip of this movie is not available. Sorry for this. It’s still very early and the film hasn’t started production yet, so there are no trailers or video sneak peeks available.
We’ll update this as soon as there’s any official confirmation about the trailer.
Dahl’s original 1964 book, about Charlie Bucket and his eventful tour of Wonka’s factory, has been adapted for the big screen twice before: Gene Wilder famously played the outlandish chocolate tycoon in 1971’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, while Johnny Depp starred in the darker, Tim Burton-directed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in 2005.
There’s been little movement on the film since then, but today it’s being reported that WB is plowing ahead with King and Rich’s version, locking down a March 17, 2023 theatrical release date in the process.
There are no other wide releases date for March 17, 2023.
David Heyman told /Film:
“It’s not a remake. They’ve done two films, quite different. But it’s possibly an origin story. We’re just in the early stages of it, working with a writer called Simon Rich, which is wonderful…I think there’s a lot in his character that suggests who he is and also where he might come from or what his childhood or his middle age might have been like. So we’re exploring that. We’re discussing it. We’re in the very early stages and very excited about what lies ahead.”
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