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Paul King in talks to direct new 'Willy Wonka' film

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

"Paddington" is in talks to direct a reboot of "Wonka", based on Roald Dahl's 1964 children's novel "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory".

is in final negotiations to direct the movie, being developed by Warner Bros, reports

would be reunited with David Heyman, the producer of the two "Paddington" movies.

is the fictional infamous and eccentric owner of a who figured prominently in Dahl's 1964 book and its follow-up, "Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator".

He was also the caretaker of the Oompa-Loompas, the short humans whom saved from enemies in Loompaland and now make his candies. The character became so indelible in culture that the 1971 film adaptation of the book was titled "Wonka and the Chocolate Factory".

portrayed the character in the original movie, while Hollywood star Johnny Depp played the role in the 2005 adaptation.



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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 13:22 IST