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First 'Maleficent' Featurette Shows More of Angelina Jolie's Spells

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April 17, 2014

Maleficent

There's just over two weeks left until The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters, officially kicking off the blockbuster summer season. One of the films arriving in the same month doesn't take a cue from a comic book, but from classic animation. Maleficent tells the story of Sleeping Beauty from the point-of-view of the titular sorceress (Angelina Jolie) who places the infamous curse on the young princess (Elle Fanning), and a new featurette talks more about the revision of the well-known fairytale. Jolie offers some insight into the character, as well as Fanning's memory from her childhood spent absorbing the film. Watch!

Here's the first featurette for Robert Stromberg's Maleficent from YouTube:

Robert Stromberg (a production designer on Alice in Wonderland and Avatar) is making his directorial debut with Maleficent from a script written by Linda Woolverton (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast). Angelina Jolie plays the title villain from the classic Disney film Sleeping Beauty in this live-action spin that also stars Sharlto Copley (District 9), Elle Fanning (Super 8), Sam Riley (On the Road), Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Juno Temple (Atonement) and more. Disney sends Maleficent to theaters everywhere in 3D on May 30th, 2014 this summer. Visit the film's official website. Excited?

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  • DAVIDPD
    I'll see this for Fanning the Younger's performance.
    • Tony
      So far Fanning looks like she is going to do a good performance as Aurora in this film.
  • Whiskeyjak tree
    the trailer feels more violent than PG
    • Sean
      @rope4z3:disqus The movie can't possibly be that violent, considering that it is a Disney movie.
      • Whiskeyjak tree
        yeah but you know what i mean, i was saddened by the PG logo at the end
        • Sean
          @rope4z3:disqus Well, It could have been PG-13 if the people who rate the movie felt that way about it after seeing it to rate it. But, They gave it a lesser hard rating, which in the end helps it with audience views and if it were a harder rating it might have gotten less views in the theaters when its released. More people will probably bring their kids since it isn't rated PG-13, because there are parents out there that don't allow their kids to see PG-13 rated movies and as idiotic as that sounds, its true.
      • TheOct8pus
        I find it weird that Sean only shows up to comment on Maleficent posts....are you secretly Angelina Jolie?
        • Sean
          @TheOct8pus:disqus No, I comment on certain articles for certain movies that I am looking forward to seeing. And no, I am not Angelina Jolie and I am just a big fan of this upcoming movie, that's all.
  • Rebecca
    Angelina has been my perennial favorite. Be it a UN goodwill ambassador or an actor. I have always loved her. She is brilliant and talented.

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