QUESTIONS have been raised about the legitimacy of a recently announced film featuring a character from Glasgow’s disastrous Willy Wonka experience.

On Tuesday, several media outlets ran stories announcing that a new horror film featuring The Unknown was set to be released this year – including The Guardian and The Mirror.

The Unknown is a fictional character created by AI as part of the script for the Willy Wonka Chocolate Experience event in Glasgow, which made headlines around the world after children and parents were left disappointed and bemused by the experience.

According to the AI script, The Unknown is an evil chocolate maker who lives inside the walls of the factory.

At the Glasgow event the character was seen sporting a silver mask and black cloak, appearing from behind a mirror to scare children.

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However, news of the film’s development appears to be based off a single article published by horror movie news site Bloody Disgusting announcing that a film based on the Willy Wonka experience was in the works and due for release later this year. 

It states that production company Kaledonia Pictures are involved in the project.

However, the company is not listed on Companies House and its website was registered on March 1, 2024.

There are no details concerning who set up the company nor who wrote the script for the proposed film.

Furthermore, the film is unlikely to feature Willy Wonka as the rights to the character are owned by Warner Bros.

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Indeed, the plot described by Kaledonia Pictures appears not to mention Willy Wonka at all.

A statement from Kaledonia Pictures said: “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.

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

“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.”

As one user on X/Twitter noted: "Once again, a singular internet article on one site is being taken as news.

"The company that is allegedly producing this film, Kaledonia Pictures, has no presence anywhere online". 

While another asked: "What company is Kaledonia Pictures?

"They’re supposedly based in Scotland but I can’t find anything else about them. All information seems to come from this article and other articles reference the company from this article." 

Kaledonia Pictures told STV the company which ran the Glasgow Willy Wonka experience are not involved in the movie “whatsoever”.

Kaledonia Pictures has been contacted for comment.