The Unknown From Glasgow’s Wonka Experience Is Getting a Horror Movie


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  • The character The Unknown from Glasgow’s Willy Wonka expertise is getting its personal horror film.
  • The movie will comply with an illustrator haunted by grief within the Scottish Highlands.
  • Horror motion pictures with darkish twists on beloved tales like
    Winnie the Pooh
    Mickey Mouse
    have gotten fashionable as many traditional tales enter the general public area.

Final week, an unofficial Willy Wonka expertise took the web by storm after deceptive the Glasgow public by promoting an immersive expertise with the assistance of AI-generated art work. When audiences arrived the occasion regarded fully completely different, going down in a warehouse sparsely embellished with low-cost props and populated by characters that regarded straight out of a horror film. And that is precisely what we’re getting — a brand new characteristic has been introduced based mostly on one of many characters featured within the now-infamous Willy Wonka expertise. The Unknown, which has nothing to do with the unique franchise, is getting its personal horror film, based on Bloody Disgusting.

The Unknown, terrified the younger viewers on the Willy Wonka expertise, shortly turned an ironic fan-favorite on-line, and now serves because the inspiration for this upcoming horror film. Following the occasion going viral, the 16-year-old actor behind the masks, Felicia, made an identity reveal video on TikTok, offering behind-the-scenes photographs from the occasion.

‘The Unknown’ Will Deal With Grief and Unspeakable Evil

Picture through Paramount Footage

Scotland-based movie manufacturing firm Kaledonia Footage revealed in a press release that the movie, is “gearing up for manufacturing and a late 2024 launch,” and “follows a famend illustrator and his spouse who’re haunted by the tragic demise of their son, Charlie. Determined to flee their grief, the couple depart the world behind for the distant Scottish Highlands – the place an unknowable evil awaits them.” It’ll be very fascinating to see how the makers join the 2 worlds and whether or not Willy Wonka will grace this horror story.

At present, no solid or director has been introduced for the horror characteristic although the makers additional shared their pleasure of beginning the venture with the promise of extra particulars arriving quickly:

“We’re excited to start manufacturing and sit up for sharing extra with you as quickly as potential. We are literally only some miles from the occasion, so it’s fairly surreal to see Glasgow throughout social media, worldwide.”

Whereas the horror style has seen a handful of implausible options up to now 12 months, a brand new sub-genre has emerged with options like Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, that reworked the pleasant youngsters’s story right into a slasher story that noticed huge fanfare. A Blood and Honey sequel is coming out this month with a number of related tales within the works, adapting current public area entries like Pinocchio, Bambi, and Peter Pan into horror motion pictures. Moreover, this 12 months already noticed the announcement of Mickey Mouse-based horror films too. So, if well-executed, The Unknown may very well be a beneficial addition to the sub-genre.

No launch date has been introduced for The Unknown, but. Wonka, starring Timothée Chalamet and Hugh Grant, will probably be accessible to stream on Max on March 8. Keep tuned to Collider for additional updates.

Wonka Poster Timothee Chalamet


Primarily based on the extraordinary character on the middle of Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing unit, ‘Wonka’ tells the wondrous story of how the world’s best inventor, magician and chocolate-maker turned the beloved Willy Wonka we all know at present.

Launch Date
December 15, 2023

Paul King

116 minutes

Simon Farnaby , Paul King , Roald Dahl

Warner Bros.

Watch on Max


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