Variety have announced that David Heyman (producer of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) and Warner Bros. are re-teaming to revive everyone’s favourite chocolate factory owner Willy Wonka!
They exclusively revealed that Heyman will produce with Michael Siegel, who is the manager of the Dahl Estate. Kevin McCormick is exec producing. Simon Rich (The Secret Life of Pets) is penning the script. Courtenay Valenti and Jon Gonda are overseeing the project for the studio.Warner Bros.
Variety claim that their sources “reveal that the film will not be an origin tale, but a standalone movie focused on Wonka and his early adventures”.