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Horror Film Based On Glasgow Wonka Experience Announced

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Willy Wonka Glasgow Experience

A Scottish film company has announced a film based on the potentially AI-generated character The Unknown from the now infamous Wonka experience in Glasgow.

Introduced to audiences via social media clips of the disastrous event, The Unknown wears a reflective mask, black clothing, and long black hair. The movie is being rushed into production by .

Following an illustrator and his wife following the loss of their son, Chalie, Kaledonia has said that The Unknown focuses on “a grieving family who unleash an unknowable evil”  as their escape North to mourn turns nightmarish.

The original event was planned by The House of Illuminati, which used AI-generated images to advertise an immersive Wonka experience in Glasgow. The reality of the event, with children being offered two jelly beans and half a cup of Barr's Limeade, quickly went viral. Police were subsequently called to the event, which was shut down after half a day, and complaints have been made to Trading Standards.

One of the Oompa-Loompa actors from the Wonka experience, Kirsty Paterson, is now charging for personalised Cameo messages in her costume. Paterson was captured in photos likened by Reddit users to scenes from Breaking Bad. Meanwhile, actor Paul Connell, who played Wonka, described the script for the event as “15 pages of AI-generated gibberish” in an interview with The Guardian.

In a social media apology, the company behind the event stated “The House of Illuminati will not be holding any other event in the foreseeable future.”

The experience was inspired by Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which has been adapted into feature films twice; in 1971 starring Gene Wilder, and in 2005 starring Johnny Depp. A prequel starring Timothée Chalamet, Wonka, was released in 2023.

The Unknown is set to be released later this year,