This should be good for some Dune mashups. "We are the dreamers of dreams, and the sleeper shall awaken," perhaps, or "he who controls the snozzberries controls the factory." Anyway, here's Timothee Chalamet as Wonka in the forthcoming new movie based on Roald Dahl's classic children's novels.
Chalamet follows Gene Wilder (classic one-liners, but overrated) and Johnny Depp (virtually unwatchable) as a younger incarnation of the eccentric confectionary zillionaire. It looks fun! This is probably going to be fine. For the sequel, we need someone who can really drill down into the character's aura of joyless mirth and FAFO menace. How's Joaquin's calendar looking?
Press release follows:
Timothée Chalamet, Calah Lane, Keegan-Michael Key, Paterson Joseph, Matt Lucas, Mathew Baynton, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Jim Carter, and Olivia Colman. The film also stars Natasha Rothwell, Rich Fulcher, Rakhee Thakrar, Tom Davis, and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith. Based on the extraordinary character at the center 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 wondrous story of how the world's greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker 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 an intoxicating mix of magic and music, mayhem and emotion, all told with fabulous heart and humor. Starring Timothée Chalamet in the title role, this irresistibly vivid and inventive big screen spectacle will introduce audiences to a young Willy Wonka, chock-full of ideas and determined to change the world one delectable bite at a time—proving that the best things in life begin with a dream, and if you're lucky enough to meet Willy Wonka, anything is possible. Wonka, Wonka is set to open in theaters and in IMAX internationally beginning in December 2023 and in North America on December 15, 2023; it will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.