The live-action adaptation of “Cruella” has been widely praised for the originality of the storyline, giving the character a thoroughly satisfying origin drawn from Emma Stone’s play.
And Disney was so pleased with the reception of the film that it is already developing the sequel with the return of screenwriter Tony McNamara and director Craig Gillespie.
During an interview with the Comic Book, Gillespie said the new film would show the character starting to transform into the villain audiences encountered in “101 Dalmatians”.
“There has been a lot of talk about what will happen next. Where is this world leading us now, you know? Before we dive deep, we are still at this stage of exploring what may and will not work. […] But what I liked the most about the movie is that Estella becomes less and less, she keeps moving away from who she was, until she gives in to this personality that we know. under the name of Cruella.
“Now she has to live up to this public figure, even though she’s in conflict with herself, which I find very interesting. She’s in a gray area, but she’s going to become this ‘101 Dalmatians’ villain. , no doubt about it … But how is she going to get caught up in the dark side? In my mind, that’s what the new movie is about.
Budgeted at US $ 100 million, the film earned an astounding US $ 233.3 million amid the coronavirus pandemic, in addition to gaining 74% of critical approval.
So, are you excited for the next step?
In an EXCLUSIVE interview with CinePOP, actors Joel Fry and Paul Walter Hauser commented on the opportunity to be a part of the new version of the villain, which was previously seen in theaters by actress Glenn Close and shared the crazy idea. that they have for the possible manufacturing sequence.
“Cruella,” the new live-action film presents the story of the legendary and most iconic – and notoriously fashionable – Disney villain Cruella de Vil. Set in 1970s London in the midst of the punk rock revolution, the film features a young con artist named Estella (Emma Stone), a smart and creative girl determined to make a name for herself through her designs. She befriends a couple of young thieves and together they make a life in the streets of London. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion caught the attention of Baroness Von Hellman (Emma Thompson), a terribly chic and spooky fashion legend. But their relationship sets off a series of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her rebellious side and become the wicked, elegant, revenge-oriented Cruella.
Paul Walter Hauser, Joel Fry, Emily Beecham and Kirby Howell-Baptiste round out the cast.
Craig Gillespie, from the remake of ‘The Hour of Amazement’, takes over from a screenplay by Tony McNamara (‘The Favorite’).
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