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February 13, 2018

Movie News: New ‘Willy Wonka’ on Its Way; Michael Fassbender to Star in ‘Kung Fury’

Willy Wonka: A “re-imagining” of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is on its way. Paul King (Paddington, Paddington 2) is in final negotiations to direct Willy Wonka, based on a screenplay by Simon Rich (Inside Out). Reportedly, the hope is to launch “a new franchise that will stand out artistically.” First published in 1964, Dahl’s novel served as the basis for the beloved musical fantasy Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971, above), starring Gene Wilder, as well as Tim Burton’s 2005 version, starring Johnny Depp. [THR]


Kung Fury: Michael Fassbender (above in The Snowman) will star in the action-comedy Kung Fury. It’s a sequel to the same-titled, outlandishly funny and entertaining short film, written and…
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