Warner Bros. continues to be active with marketing campaigns for its highest-profile projects for the remainder of 2023, including the promotion of Wonkaa production that has not undergone changes in its release date, unlike others that have been postponed to 2024, due to the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) strike that arose due to the studios’ unwillingness to reach an agreement. fair agreement with the union.
The latest for Wonkaare three promotional images shared by Total Film (via GamesRadar) focused on Timothée Chalamet like Roald Dahl’s iconic character. You can find the images at the end of the note.
Meanwhile we tell you that the film written and directed by Paul Kingis described by the filmmaker as “a companion piece” for the 1971 classic, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factorywhich starred Gene Wilder in one of his most important roles in the film mecca.
The Wonka story will focus specifically on a young Willy Wonka and how he met the Oompa-Loompa on one of his first adventures.
In addition to Wonka, the cast includes Hugh Grant como un Oompa Loompa, Keegan-Michael Key (The Prom), Rowan Atkinson (Johnny English, Mr. Bean), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water), Olivia Colman (The Favourite) playing the villain, Paterson Joseph (Vigil), Mathew Baynton (The Wrong Mans), y Matt Lucas (Paddington).
The director assured that Wonka will have musical performances, with original songs by Neil Hannon from The Divine Comedy.
Based on the extraordinary central character of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s most iconic children’s book and one of the best-selling children’s books of all time, “Wonka” tells the wonderful story of how the greatest inventor, magician and chocolatier became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today.
From Paul King, writer/director of the “Paddington” films, David Heyman, producer of “Harry Potter”, “Gravity”, “Fantastic Beasts” and “Paddington”, and producers Alexandra Derbyshire (the “Paddington” films , “Jurassic World: Dominion”) and Luke Kelly (“Roald Dahl’s The Witches”), comes a heady mix of magic and music, chaos and emotion, all told with fabulous heart and humor.
Starring Timothée Chalamet in the title role, this irresistibly vivid and witty big-screen spectacle will introduce audiences to a young Willy Wonka, bursting with ideas and determined to change the world one delicious bite at a time, proving that the best things about Life begins with a dream, and if you are lucky enough to meet Willy Wonka, anything is possible.
The screenplay was co-written by King and Simon Farnaby (Paddington 2), based on a story by King and characters by Roald Dahl.
Michael Siegel, Cate Adams, Rosie Alison and Tim Wellspring are executive producers.
WB set the premiere of Wonka in theaters from December 14, 2023 in Latin America, and the December 15 in the US