After months of this and that, we finally get a sneak peek at Angelina Jolie as Maleficent! Check it out after the jump!
Scary, right? Angie looks positively demonic in this photo. Great choice! Production began last week on June 13th so this thing is going full steam ahead…for now.
Directed by two-time Oscar®-winning production designer Robert Stromberg (“Avatar,” “Alice in Wonderland”), in his directorial debut, and produced by Joe Roth, “Maleficent” is written by Linda Woolverton (“The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast”) and executive produced by Angelina Jolie, Don Hahn, Matt Smith and Palak Patel.
Co-starring in the film are Sharlto Copley (“District 9”), Elle Fanning (“Super 8”), Sam Riley (“On the Road”), Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”), Miranda Richardson (“The Hours”), Juno Temple (“Atonement”) and Lesley Manville (“Secrets & Lies”).
This is the untold story of Disney’s most beloved villain, Maleficent, from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” The film reveals the events that hardened her heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora.
Too bad we have to wait until March 2014–and it will be out in 3D by the way–but I like the premise so far. What made her so friggin’ wicked? I mean, she cannot have been born this way, right?
What do you think? Is Angelina Jolie the right pick for Maleficent?