Cruella de Vil is back. Disney Plus has been revisiting some of its animated classics for a while and turning them into live action movies. Mulán is the most recent example, but it will certainly not be the only one to launch the streaming service.
And it is that the company has presented in society the first trailer of Cruella de Vil, the live action film of the 101 Dalmatians universe that breaks with some premises of animated films.
Although 101 Dalmatians has had other film adaptations beyond animation, this time Disney focuses on Cruella de Vil, which gives the film its title and also does it by the hand of Emma Stone.
As you can see in the trailer, the new Cruella is nothing like what we had in the collective imagination. While it has always been an antagonistic and controversial character, Disney’s Cruella offers one more twist.
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The origins of ‘Cruella de Vil’
On this occasion, the company has chosen to portray the origins of the character. Cruella is set in 1970s London. A lucky aspiring punk designer and con artist, laying the foundation for the life-giving antagonist to the worst nightmare of the 101 Dalmatians.
The film will tour the Estella’s transformation process to the infamous Cruella de Vil. Along the way, drama and madness:
“Set in 1970s London in the midst of the punk rock revolution, it follows a young con artist named Estella, a smart and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a couple of young thieves who they appreciate their appetite for mischief, and together they can build a life for themselves on the streets of London. ”
If the plans don’t change, Cruella It will be released on May 28. In principle, and if the pandemic allows it, it will hit theaters. Later it will also be, we assume, available on Disney Plus. Nor if after its launch it can be seen in general streaming or if there will be a bonus to be paid as in the case of Mulan.
The film is directed by Craig Gillespie and written by Dana Fox and Tony McNamara. It will feature, in addition to Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Paul Walter Hauser and Joel Fry, Emily Beecham, Mark Strong and Jamie Demetriou, among others.