Yesterday, you saw the poster for the new Live Action Meleficent film, today we’ve got the first trailer. I’m not sure if I like it or not yet. I’m just a little surprised that the trailer seems to lean as heavily on Sleeping Beauty. I was expecting more focus on the evil queen.
The movie, which is a live action retelling of Sleeping Beauty from the perspective of the Maleficent, opens on May 30, 2014 and also stars Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Leslie Manville.
From Disney comes “Maleficent”—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.