Hello, Hollywood? Are you trying to make Gene Wilder’s tragic passing and Johnny Depp’s fall from grace even more brutal on the public than they already are?
“Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them” producer David Heyman and Warner Brothers are teaming up once again. This time, they’ve chosen to revisit Willy Wonka, a character already played to perfection by Wilder and played to whatever Johnny Depp was doing that year by Depp.
Variety reports the film will focus on Wonka’s “early adventures” without dipping into origin-story territory. Michael Siegel, manager of the Roald Dahl Estate, will join Heyman, Kevin McCormick will act as executive producer and Simon Rich (“The Secret Life of Pets”) will write the script.
UGH. WHY DO WE EVEN NEED A NEW SCRIPT AT THIS POINT? JUST USE ONE OF THE OLD ONES.
Perhaps producers will surprise us with an all-female cast, inciting the same level of MRA outrage this summer’s relaunch of “Ghostbusters” did prior to its release.
Twitter hasn’t exactly lit up over the movie just yet, but those starting the conversation agree there’s no major need to revisit this story.