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He is also one of the only two animatronics to be mute (except of making some sound effects), the other being Knighty. The story also shows the re-opening of Willy's Wonderland after the deaths of Jerry and his colleagues by Tex and Jed despite protests from the public and the Sheriff. After the animatronics kill a few of the staff, Jed confesses to Tex that the spirits of Jerry and the others are inside the animatronics, but Tex decides to keep the place open as he and Jed dispose of the bodies. Willy's Wonderland was originally set for a worldwide theatrical release on October 30, 2020, but was postponed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it was released through video on demand, with a simultaneous limited theatrical release in the United States, on February 12, 2021 by Screen Media Films. This story begins upon Liv being handcuffed inside of the industrial home, and continues through the end of it. Language: English Words: 3,271 Chapters: 2/? Comments: 9 Kudos: 31 Bookmarks: 2 Hits: 762 I hadn’t really thought about the idea of a sequel until after the movie came out,” ponders the screenwriter. Following a vocal audience request, Parsons explored avenues to creating more Willy’s Wonderland. Naturally, he considered Willy’s Wonderland 2 – the movie, but also television adaptations before settling on comic books.

The film was announced in October 2019 by Screen Media Films. It was confirmed via Deadline that Nicolas Cage had joined the cast, as well as producers Jeremy Davis from JD Entertainment and veteran actor Grant Cramer from Landafar Entertainment, in collaboration with Mike Nilon from Cage's Saturn Films. In December 2019, Kevin Lewis was hired as director. In February 2020, Emily Tosta, Beth Grant, Ric Reitz, Chris Warner and Caylee Cowan joined the cast. Watch Nicolas Cage battle giant animatronic animals in 'Willy's Wonderland' teaser". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on January 15, 2021 . Retrieved January 17, 2021. Eventually a comic book company called American Mythology reached out to G.O. Parsons and the producers to licensing the Wonderland world. They were really interested in exploring the origins of the serial killers prior to the events at Willy’s Wonderland. G.O. Parsons responded to this suggestion and pursued the comic book angle. In an interview, G. O. Parsons stated he had an idea for a sequel if the film got enough support. [31] In February 2021, it was announced that a sequel was being actively discussed. [32] See also [ edit ] The project was announced in October 2019, with screenwritter Parsons having come up with the idea based on his 2016's short film Wally's Wonderland, which was also the original script name. It caught Cage's attention, who shortly after agreed to participate as both an actor and a producer. Lewis was hired as director in December 2019 while the cast joined in February 2020. Prior to its release, the film received a small cult following due to comparisons with the Five Nights at Freddy's video game series.

Unnamed Male Cannibal/Knighty Knight - Head slammed repeatedly against a wall and decapitated by the janitor with his own sword.

Weiss, Josh (February 17, 2021). " 'Willy's Wonderland' director sees his Evil Dead send-up as the next great horror entry in the Nic Cage 'genre' ". SYFY WIRE. Archived from the original on March 4, 2021 . Retrieved March 13, 2021. The rules of ultra-economic screenwriting apply to comic and screenplay writers alike. If the dialogue doesn’t fit inside a speech bubble, it isn’t added at all. The “lettering artists” complete the dialogue, so there isn’t time to redo it in a rewrite. In many respects, producing comics are a lot like animation where every frame is used without waste. “ You can do a million takes in regular film, but you can’t do it in comics.” After the announcement, the film received a small cult following, with many comparing it to the Five Nights at Freddy's video game series, although Parsons and Lewis denied any similarities. The custom pinball machine in the film was based on the 1982 Gottlieb table Devil's Dare. [11] Certain changes were made during production; the title was changed from Wally's Wonderland to Willy's Wonderland due to legal issues; and original animatronic characters Douglas Dog, Pauly Penguin, Beary Bear, Pirate Pete, and Regina Rabbit were replaced with Arty Alligator, Tito Turtle, Gus Gorilla, Knighty Knight, and Cammy Chameleon, respectively. In 2021, screenwriter G.O. Parsons’ movieWilly’s Wonderlandabout a Janitor battling a team of evil animatronic animals in an abandoned theme park was released. Rather than work on a film sequel to his cult hit starring Nicolas Cage, Parsons turned his attention to comic books to expand theWillyuniverse. Willy Weasel is an animatronic weasel and a mascot of Willy's Wonderland. Seemingly a friendly animatronic, Willy is possessed by the soul of Jerry Willis, the original owner of this restaurant who is actually a serial killer, after the Satanic ritual sacrifice was performed and has great hearing to get his prey easily. In his past life, Willis was a photographer who would murder families after taking their picture. These sinful deeds got him thrown in the local mental hospital, where he would recruit other deranged patients to assist him in his crimes.


J.C. Spence, the designer of Willy’s Wonderland, comics believes that reading comics is a short-lived experience. “You read it, you have your sugar rush, and it’s done. A movie has a lingering effect. You’re meant to talk about it afterwards.” Whether it’s a matter of economics or artistry, comics and graphic novels provide an additional avenue for screenwriters to create and distribute their work. This may lead to adaptions to film or television. G.O. Parsons states that theWilly’s Wonderlandcomics gave him a chance to expand the story world and give it a second life.Beast Of Bower Boulevardcan exist as a standalone story without any expectation of further adaptation. Nicolas Cage to Star in Twisted Theme Park Thriller 'Wally's' ". The Hollywood Reporter. October 30, 2019. Archived from the original on November 29, 2020 . Retrieved December 5, 2020.

In the prequel comics, their human origins were revealed, with Willy's and Sara's revealed in the first issue. J.C. Spence, the designer of Willy’s Wonderland, comics believes that reading comics is a short-lived experience. “ You read it, you have your sugar rush, and it’s done. A movie has a lingering effect. You’re meant to talk about it afterwards.”Sara is the seventh animatronic to be killed, but she died by the explosion of Tex's car. She is the only animatronic not to get killed by the Janitor in the film. It is possible that they killed someone close to the Janitor which explains why the Janitor comes to their establishment to kill them. Willy's Wonderland was scheduled for theatrical release on October 30, 2020, but this was prevented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Screen Media Films announced on January 15, 2021 that it would be available for digital distribution worldwide, starting February 12, 2021, through a video on demand release, with a simultaneous limited theatrical release in the United States.

Unnamed Man - Arm cut off and stabbed in the chest by an unnamed male cannibal that later became Knighty Knight with a sword. When being tiedoby his arms, the Janitor encounters and fights Cammy and Siren Sara; badly injuring Sara and killing Cammy with her own tongue. Everyone knows about Jeremy Robert Willis. Serial killer, utter psychopath, and leader of a cult of psychotic animatronic-possessing maniacs. Turner, Alix (February 12, 2021). "Willy's Wonderland review – punch and pop aplenty from Cage, mighty and moody as ever". Ready Steady Cut. Archived from the original on April 17, 2021 . Retrieved February 14, 2021. Later on, it is revealed that the Cammy Chameleon animatronic is a woman going by the last name of "Love" and has a split personality in her deranged, psychopathic, and child-like immature mind, and her normal shy persona in the same comic and is revealed to be Jed Love's sister.


Tito Turtle is an animatronic Spanish turtle who was once a friendly children's entertainer and later gets possessed by a serial killer in devouring everyone along with Willy Weasel and the other animatronics. He speaks mostly in Spanish, and has strong hands and claws. His beak is yellow and sports claws because he’s made from parts of old animatronics. As a human, Tito's possessor was one of the colleagues Jerry Willis selected to be part of his crew. He had a pet turtle he found somewhere in the mental hospital. Principal photography began in February 2020 for a month in various parts of Atlanta, Georgia. [13] The crew used a desolated bowling alley in the Sprayberry Crossing shopping center in East Cobb, Marietta for the fictional Willy's Wonderland family entertainment center, setting-up a huge basecamp with housing facilities for the crew members due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. [14] Special effects for the film were done by production designer Molly Coffee, whose expertise in design and fabrication with puppetry helped to create the visual movement and appearance for the eight animatronic characters. [14] Music [ edit ] Willy's Wonderland: Murrill, Spencer (February 25, 2021). "The Making of Willy's Wonderland Pinball". This Week in Pinball. Archived from the original on February 25, 2021 . Retrieved February 27, 2021.

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