“Fifty Shades of Grey” writer Kelly Marcel will soon be working on another movie. This time, it’s not about BDSM but a movie for kids!
Digital Trends reports that the screen writer will now focus her writing skills on “animal cruelty.” Marcel is reported to write the script for “Cruella,” a Disney live-action movie based from Cruella De Vil of “101 Dalmatians.”
“Cruella” isn’t the first live-action film of its kind as American actress Glenn Close has played the character in 1996’s “101 Dalmatians” and 2002’s “102 Dalmatians”, Independent notes. The reboot is “being fast-tracked” for a release on December 17, 2017.
Paste reports that the story “will follow the evil exploits” of Cruella De Vil. Marcel would be working with Steve Zissis, the co-creator of “Togetherness.” The film will be produced by “Bedtime Stories” Director, Andrew Gunn.
Marcel working for a Disney movie is “quite a jump” from her previous work in “Fifty Shades of Grey.” It would probably be a relief for her, Digital Trends mentions. She has expressed her disappointment over how things in “Fifty Shades” turned out to be.
Digital Trends mentioned that Marcel told The Guardian, “I just don’t feel like I can watch [Fifty Shades] without feeling some pain about how different it is to what I initially wrote.”
The site also mentions that “Cruella” is not “a strict adaptation of 101 Dalmatians”, thus giving “more latitude” for Marcel. She won’t also have to worry about keeping the movie from having an NC-17 rating.
It was also reported that the screen writer won’t be penning the script for “Fifty Shades Darker.”
Alongside “Cruella,” Disney is reported to also be working on live-action films of “Dumbo,” “Tink” (based from Peter Pan), and sequels to “Maleficent” and “Alice in Wonderland.”
Paste notes that Disney’s live-action films “are selling like hotcakes” as previous films have earned millions of dollars worldwide. Guess we’ll be expecting more of it.
What do you think of Kelly Marcel writing for Disney’s “Cruella”? Maybe we can expect a fiercer “Cruella.”