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Horror movie based on Glasgow Wonka experience is in the works

'The Unknown' is reportedly set for a late 2024 release.

By Nick Reilly

The Unknown from Glasgow's Wonka experience and Timothee Chalamet as the real deal (Picture: Press)

A new movie based on the viral Willy Wonka experience in Glasgow is reportedly in the works.

The event, which took place in the Scottish city last month, was loosely based on the story of Roald Dahl’s celebrated children’s story Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, but was by no means approved by the late author’s estate.

Instead, children attending the event were met with a half-dressed warehouse, strewn with cheap props and manned by actors using an AI-generated script.

When the ill-fated event went viral, a lot of attention focused in on a silver-masked character called The Unknown, who appeared from behind a mirror to terrify young guests.

A movie based on the character called The Unknown is now said to be in production, with Scottish film production company Kaledonia Pictures behind the upcoming project.

As Bloody Disgusting reports, the production house said: “We are excited to begin production and look forward to sharing more with you as soon as possible. We are actually only a few miles from the event, so it is quite surreal to see Glasgow all over social media, worldwide.”

They also confirmed a late 2024 release, which means – if we are to be cynical – it’s likely to be on the most hastily cobbled together side of things.

“The film, gearing up for production and a late 2024 release, follows a renowned illustrator and his wife who are haunted by the tragic death of their son, Charlie,” said Kaledonia.

They continued: “Desperate to escape their grief, the couple leave the world behind for the remote Scottish Highlands – where an unknowable evil awaits them.”