Honed on cult British comedy show The Mighty Boosh and brought to breathtaking scale in the Paddingtons, King's directing leans towards the mischievous and freakish, achieving results with imaginative staging and old-school filmmaking tricks rather than visual effects (though he's no stranger to those either).
At this stage we're not entirely sure where the storyline will go, however we do know that it will be based around Willy Wonka's life, before he met Charlie Bucket. Gene Wilder famously portrayed Wonka in the 1971 film adaptation titled Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. David Heyman stated in the November 2016 interview that they weren't planning on using the books Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator for this new story.
Simon Rich wrote the new script, which is being kept under wraps.
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While Warner Brothers is obviously thinking franchise, the involvement of King is certainly reason to be interested. The hope for Wonka is that King will initiate a new franchise that will stand out artistically. So we're exploring that.
Some of Wonka's past was touched-on in Burton's film, which featured Wonka traumatized by his strict father, a dentist played by Christopher Lee.
Both of King's previous features, the two Paddington movies, have received universal acclaim and have been box office successes. Another, "The Witches", boasts a script by Guillermo del Toro and has sparked the interest of filmmaker Robert Zemeckis.