Movie News: New 'Willy Wonka' on Its Way 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...Read MoreRead Comments