‘Paddington 3’ In Development; New ‘Willy Wonka’ To Be A Prequel
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The live-action Paddington films continue to charm the world with their irresistibly sweet, innocent entertainment, and heart-felt messages. Paul King has directed the two films so far. But with the news that Paddington 3 is now being developed, it looks like King won’t be returning to that role. However, that doesn’t mean he’s out of the picture entirely.

In other King news, the Willy Wonka project he is attached to direct has been confirmed to be a prequel. More on these reports, below.

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Willy Wonka: Donald Glover, Ryan Gosling, Ezra Miller Lead Shortlist For New Movie
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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are two very different films. The latter isn’t as beloved as the former, but it has its fanbase. But now Warner Bros. wants to retell that story once again. This time, with a new face of the sweet and peculiar candy company.

We previously reported that Paddington director Paul King was hired to direct a new adaptation of Roald Dahl‘s children’s book. Now there are new reports saying Solo: A Star Wars Story star Donald Glover, Blade Runner 2049‘s Ryan Gosling, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them‘s Ezra Miller are on the shortlist to play Willy Wonka. More on the story below.

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‘Paddington’ Director Paul King To Helm New ‘Willy Wonka’ Movie
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Warner Brothers is currently developing Willy Wonka, a new adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl children’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

To help bring the new adaptation to life, Warner Bros. is now in final negotiations with Paul King to direct the feature. King is best known for making Paddington and the recently released Paddington 2. King also directed episodes of The Mighty Boosh and Come Fly with Me, as well as the 2009 film Bunny and the Bull.

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Blu-ray Deal: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition
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Right now, Amazon is offering up the Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Blu-ray box set for only $27.99 (that’s 57% off the list price of $64.98).

This is the Three-Disc 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo box set, which contains the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder on both DVD and Blu-ray, along with bonus features like commentary and an interview with author Roald Dahl, as well as collectibles.

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Geek Gear: ‘Willy Wampa’ Shirt
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The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at RIPT Apparel is a mash-up of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory called “Willy Wamba” by artist Nik Holmes.

The sale at RIPT began today, Sunday, October 30, 2011, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.

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