Angelina Jolie as Disney's Maleficent (Now in cinemas)
Maleficent is an upcoming 2014 dark fantasy film directed by Robert Stromberg and produced by Walt Disney Pictures, from a screenplay written by Paul Dini and Linda Woolverton. Starring Angelina Jolie as the titular Disney Villain character, the film is a prequel and remake of Walt Disney's 1959 animated adaptation of Sleeping Beauty, and portrays the story from the perspective of the antagonist, Maleficent. It began filming on June 18, 2012, and is scheduled for release on May 30, 2014.
Maleficent marked the directorial debut of production designer Robert Stromberg (Alice in Wonderland, Avatar, Oz the Great and Powerful) and the return of longtime Disney filmmaker and enthusiast Don Hahn as producer.
"Maleficent is the untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom and perhaps to Maleficent's true happiness as well."
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Re: Angelina Jolie as Disney's Maleficent (Teaser Trailer & Poster)
Uh.. it looks kind of underwhelming, to be honest. Maleficent is supposed to be the mistress of all evil. She's possibly the greatest, most menacing and most terrifying Disney villain ever and well, she looks anything but in this preview. But then again, it's just a preview I suppose.