As millennials step into full-fledged adult status, Disney has seemingly made it their mission to recreate all of their favorite childhood classics with today’s human stars.
We have already seen remakes of princess movies like Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. Disney fans are also looking forward to The Lion King and Aladdin and, for fans who are looking for something that falls into more of a “spin-off” category, Mary Poppins Returns and Dumbo might just fit the bill.
Disney is at it again with an upcoming retelling of the story of 101 Dalmatians. This remake is already looking to be a fascinating new twist on the classic with director Craig Gillespie (I, Tonya) at the helm, and Emma Stone in the role of Cruella de Vil. Stone’s involvement in the film is not news to those who follow Disney’s news closely. However, one snippet of information is.
The newest live-action of 101 Dalmatians will stray from Glenn Close’s 1996 traditional retelling of the story. Stone will portray a punk rock Cruella from the ’80s.
The creative choice seems to be a little out of left field, but that has not stopped people from climbing on board.
I am 1000% here for a Cruella origin story. Queen bitch, a PETA nightmare, mastermind of evil. https://t.co/Nd4iElhOmM
— Britt Stephens (@brittsteps) December 4, 2018
Hang on… this could be real good. We know Cruella's origin story is that she and Anita were friends from school. So crazy roomie escapades, marked by a growing tension as Anita becomes involved in animal rights and Cruella gets an internship in the fur industry. I dig it. https://t.co/xSv50lqqh7
— Jennifer Morrow (@jenniferemorrow) December 4, 2018
Me: *worries Disney may not have interesting narrative hooks to continue the live-action revamps*
Disney: Emma Stone is Cruella
— Daniel Magid (@dnmagid) December 4, 2018
— 🐣 (@HussainWehbe) December 4, 2018
CRYING😭😭 i heard a rumor about this like forever ago, soo glad it might happen! FAV VILLAIN + FAV ACTRESS❤️ ALL I NEEDED THANKS DISNEY
— Moana🌺 (@sydneygarcia_) December 5, 2018
But others are just not feeling good about the whole situation.
saw something about emma stone playing cruella de vil and now im spiraling i just ordered four sushi rolls when i know im not hungry enough for that just to feel something
— addie (@baddisonp) December 4, 2018
we're getting a Cruella live action movie and neither Eva Green nor Lena Headey is getting the lead role? ok
— allison 🚮 (@maliciousglee) December 4, 2018
"Cruella Deville movie with anyone besides Glenn Close as the lead" pic.twitter.com/SMWIkgJq4Y
— A Pimp Named Darkseid (@ApokolipsPimp) December 4, 2018
does Jessica Lange not exist or something??
— a n a🌸 (@babyitsbrii) December 5, 2018
thanks, I hate it
— Jessica Plummer (@SketchyBones) December 5, 2018
The project was originally slated to be directed by Alex Timbers, but with his Broadway premieres of Moulin Rouge and Beetlejuice, he ran into scheduling issues.