Watch: Disney Uses Classic 'Sleeping Beauty' in New 'Maleficent' Trailer
by Ethan Anderton
January 20, 2014
Last year brought a brief teaser for Disney's upcoming live-action tale focusing on their trademark villainess Maleficent, from the animated classic Sleeping Beauty. The teaser serves mostly to introduce Angelina Jolie as the sorceress in full make-up and wardrobe. This new trailer shows much more of Jolie, and much more of the film. However, it's an odd trailer, because it uses quick clips from Sleeping Beauty to compare and contrast with this new live-action version. Things like the computer animated fairies don't look very impressive, and the tone feels very odd for a film about a rather evil Disney villain. Will this work? Watch!
Here's the new trailer for Robert Stromberg's Maleficent (now pulled by Disney, watch via ComingSoon):
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?