Almost two years ago Emma Stone signed on to star in a Cruella De Vil origin story tentatively titled Cruella with Alex Timbers (Mozart In The Jungle) set to direct. Since then we have heard almost nothing on the project, until now.
After a couple delays the film has begun pre-production, and filming is expected to start sometime this year. It’s also being said that the film will take place somewhere in the 1970’s. As of right now that is considered a rumor so take that with a grain of salt, but it is nice to see the film finally moving forward.
As of right now there is no release date set for Cruella.
Disney Studios is staying busy in 2018 the studio will bring us A Wrinkle In Time, Christopher Robin, Nutcracker and the Four Realms and Mary Poppins Returns. The studio has 3 films currently in production live action/remakes of Dumbo, Aladdin, Lion King, and the holiday film Noelle all set for release in 2019. Disney will also start production on Mulan, The Jungle Cruise, Maleficent 2, Artemis Fowl in 2018.
Source: Christopher Marc of OU