The man, the legend, the world's most kookiest (and lovable) film character is back. From the producer who brought us the Harry Potter franchise and soon-to-come Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, David Heyman will be reviving the Roald Dahl classic in an upcoming film. According to Variety, Warner Bros. are planning to make a prequel that will focus on the Willy Wonka character from his earlier years. They've also confirmed that it will not be an "original story", rather a stand-alone adventure of the candy maker.
This will be the third film adaptation of the Roald Dahl tale, following Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory with Gene Wilder in 1971 and 2005's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory re-make starring Johnny Depp.
Simon Rich (The Secret Life of Pets) will be heading up the script, with no word yet on whether Charlie or any other familiar characters will be featured in the flick. However, Variety hints that the new screen reboot could have "future instalments of a possible franchise" if the revamp is successful, so we could be seeing more of him later down the track. But the real question on everyone's lips is: who will be playing the coveted role of Wonka himself? They are some huge shoes to fill... (And no, we're not talking about yours, Depp).