Willy WonkaHollywood rebooting classic movies is old news, so we shouldn't be shocked that Warner Bros. is rebooting "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." Still, do we really need another reboot of this beloved tale?

Variety reports that Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to the story from the Roald Dahl estate and is working with producer David Heyman ("Harry Potter," "Gravity") on a reboot. It would not be a reboot of the original 1971 movie starring the late Gene Wilder as the zany titular character. Dahl's tale has been rebooted before, in 2005's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" starring Johnny Depp as Wonka.

Instead, this new project would focus on his "early adventures." It won't be an origin story, however, and it's possible that other characters from Dahl's books, like Charlie Bucket, could appear in future franchise installments. The status of Oompa Loompas is unclear.

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