Maleficent, the iconic villain from the Sleeping Beauty will be retold from another another perspective. This Disney project, starring Angelina Jolie as the titular role will be in cinemas only in May 2014 but the just released first poster looks enticingly creepy.
Directed by Robert Stromberg (first time director but involved in many well known projects like Life of Pi, The Hunger Games etc. from visual effect perspective). Besides Angelina Jolie, other casts include Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton and Juno Temple.
Synopsis of Maleficent :
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.
|Maleficent - First Movie Poster|
By the way, the very first trailer is coming soon too. Stay tuned and do come back for more.