Maleficent is an Upcoming 2014 dark fantasy film directed by Robert Stromberg and produced by Walt Disney Pictures, from a screenplay written by Linda Woolverton. Starring Angelina Jolie as the eponymous Disney Villainess character, the film is a live-action re-imagining of Walt Disney’s 1959 animated film Sleeping Beauty, and portrays the story from the perspective of the antagonist, Maleficent. It began filming on June 18, 2012, and is scheduled for release on May 30, 2014 in the Disney Digital 3D, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D formats, as well as in conventional theatres.
Angelina Jolie returns to the big screen for the first time since 2010’s The Tourist as Maleficent in this darker, live-action re-imagining of Disney’s 1959 animated classic Sleeping Beauty. Working from a script by Linda Woolverton (Alice in Wonderland) and John Lee Hancock (Snow White and the Huntsman), veteran production designer and visual effects supervisor Robert Stromberg makes his directorial debut, bringing plenty of visual flair to a story that finds Elle Fanning’s Princess Aurora in the middle of a battle between her father (Sharlto Copley) and Maleficent, a fairy who once had wings. Sam Riley, Brenton Thwaites, Miranda Richardson, and Juno Temple have supporting roles.