Walt Disney Studios Adds Cruella To List Of Live Action Movies

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Walt Disney Studios has brought on Screenwriter Kelly Marcel to write the live-action film, Disney’s Cruella, based on our favorite villainess Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians.

Marcel, who most recently adapted Fifty Shades of Grey and brought us Saving Mr. Banks is teaming with Steve Zissis on the story.

With four untitled live – action film dates of upcoming films as well as The Jungle Book (April 2016), Alice through the Looking Glass (May 2016) and Beauty and the Beast (March 2017) coming our way, the studios are working nonstop on live action film projects.

News that the studio is fast-tracking Cruella makes this Entertainment Writer very excited, since Cruella is at the top of my list of favorite villains.  The character of Cruella DeVil first appeared in the 1956 novel written by Dodie Smith “The One Hundred and One Dalmations”, but became the villain we know today in the 1961 Disney movie. Glenn Close brought Cruella to life in the 1996 live action film of the same title and the 2000 sequel 102 Dalmations.

Cruella is just the tip of the iceberg in the production of live action films Disney has in various stages of production.   Along with the above mentioned titles, we can also look forward to Tink, Dumbo, The Jungle Book, Mulan, Pete’s Dragon and a Maleficent sequel.  Although no announcement has been made as to titles, Disney also released the following four dates –  Dec. 22, 2017; Nov. 2, 2018; March 29, 2019; and Nov. 18, 2019 to look forward to.   Looks like we are in for years of live action films from our favorite animated classics.   I can’t wait!

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