The upcoming film Wonka is going all Wicked on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, digging into the back story behind the famed eccentric chocolatier. Timothée Chalamet stars in the title role, originally created on screen by the late Gene Wilder. Watch the first trailer for the upcoming release above.
While the trailer doesn't feature any singing, the film is reportedly a movie musical with seven new numbers penned by Irish songwriter Neil Hannon.
The original 1971 film, itself a movie musical based on the Roald Dahl novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, featured songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, who had earlier collaborated on Broadway's The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd and Stop the World - I Want to Get Off. Several of the Willy Wonka film songs were interpolated into the 2017 Broadway musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which additionally featured new songs by Hairspray and Some Like It Hot songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
Wonka is set to hit movie theatres December 15.