Disney has revealed the first teaser trailer and poster for Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie. In the film, the Oscar-winning actress plays the titular villain from the classic Disney film Sleeping Beauty in the live-action reboot that also stars Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, and Juno Temple. Check out the teaser trailer and poster below.
From Disney comes “Maleficent”—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.
Robert Stromberg, who’s making his directorial debut after serving as a production designer for films such as Alice in Wonderland and Avatar, directs the film from a screenplay by Linda Woolverton. It’s obvious that Stromberg has implemented the visual style of Alice in Wonderland in this film with dark fantastical landscapes. This teaser trailer doesn’t really do much for me but it looks like it could be potentially fun to see a villainous Angelina Jolie.
Disney will be releasing Maleficent in theatres in 2D and 3D on May 30th, 2014. Are you looking forward to this?