‘Fifty Shades’ Writer Kelly Marcel Working On Disney’s ‘101 Dalmatians’ Spin-Off; Cruella de Vil To Cause Trouble Again!
Disney came with some of its live-action films like “Cinderella” and “Maleficent” in 2014, which brought in much success for it. Both the live action films grossed over $500M, and now Disney is all set to make another live-action film version of “101 Dalmations” story.
There have been many villains and vamps in the Disney, few kidnaps the princess, few conjure the dark forces from the underworld but there is one who hates cute puppies. It was back in 1965 when Disney created Cruella de Vil. The cruel woman kidnaps 97 or 99 Dalmatian puppies for their fur. Now, Disney is preparing to make a live-action film on Cruella de Vil.
According to Hollywood Reporter, “Fifty Shades” writer, Kelly Marcel is hired by Disney to write the screenplay for the film which is set to release in 2019. Kelly Marcel is famous for writing script for Walt Disney like “Saving Mr. Banks” and more recently for penning down the sadistic Christian Grey in “Fifty Shades.” Along with Kelly Marcel, “Togetherness” creator, Steve Zissis will also work on the story.
When it comes to making films, Disney never loose any ends. The studio is famous for hiring well-known filmmakers and writers to work on their classic properties. “Alice in Wonderland,” directed by “Big Eye” director Tim Burton grossed $1B at the global box office and the studio is optimistic for live-action version of “101 Dalmatians.”
According to Independent, Disney has other live-action films in the pipeline. Tim Burton is going to direct “Dumbo,” Resse Witherspoon is attached to star in “Tink,” Angelina Jolie is attached to the sequel of “Maleficent,” Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is attached to “Jungle Cruise” project.
This won’t be the first time when there will be a live-action film on Cruella de Vil. In 1996, Stephen Herek directed “101 Dalmatians,” a live-action family comedy film. The film stars Glenn Close in the iconic role of villainess Cruella de Vil. In 2000, a sequel titled, “102 Dalmatians” was also released with Glenn Close reprising her role.
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