Following the events at the D23 Expo back in August and Tuesday’s unveiling of the new poster for Disney’s latest venture into live action fantasy for Maleficent comes the brand new teaser. From a script by Paul Dini, Linda Woolverton and John Lee Hancock, the film May 30, 2014 release is based on characters from the classic Disney animated film, Sleeping Beauty, granting Oscar-winning art director Robert Stromberg (Avatar, Alice in Wonderland) his directorial debut with lead actress Angelina Jolie taking the iconic Disney villainess into anti-heroine territory.
Maleficent is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty. 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.