TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET as Willy Wonka in Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures’ “WONKA,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by Jaap Buittendijk
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First Trailer for ‘Wonka’ Teases A World of Pure Imagination

The first trailer for Wonka has been released online. Written and directed by Paul King, and co-written by Simon Farnaby, the movie serves as a prequel to Roald Dahl‘s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and looks to take inspiration from Mel Stuart‘s 1971 adaptation Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, which starred Gene Wilder as the titular character.

Timothée Chalamet plays Willy Wonka in the latest iteration, while Keegan Michael-Key, Rowan Atkinson, Sally Hawkins, Olivia Colman, Jim Carter, Matt Lucas, Natasha Rothwell, Tom Davis, Simon Farnaby, Matthew Baynton, and Hugh Grant co-star.

Here is the plot synopsis:

“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.”

Additionally, a teaser poster was also released, which you can look at below:

You can check out the full trailer below and see the movie exclusively in theatres on December 15:


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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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