Behold Angelina Jolie in character as the Big Bad herself, Sleeping Beauty’s evil queen, Maleficent! The new movie Maleficent, which just started shooting and won’t be in theaters until March 2014, promises to retell the Sleeping Beauty tale from the point of view of the “villainess.” The press release promises, “The film reveals the events that hardened her heart and drove her to curse the baby Aurora.”
The movie also stars Elle Fanning as the young Princess Aurora, and India Eisley as the young Maleficent. Also featured: Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.
The dark fairy tale is directed by Robert Stromberg, a visual-effects designer making his directorial debut. The project will have tons of SFX, hence the long production time.