The new trailer just dropped for Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” and this is the kind of live-action take I want to see more of from Disney. Personally, I didn’t love the first Maleficent film with Angelina Jolie, but I appreciated that it wasn’t just a remake of the Sleeping Beauty story. With the sequel, it looks like they are moving even further from the source material to tell a whole new story inside the Sleeping Beauty World. I’m not sure if it will be good, but it might just be worth it to see two powerhouses like Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer go up against each other.
The film hits theaters on October 18th and also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Ed Skrein, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville.
“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” is a fantasy adventure that picks up several years after “Maleficent,” in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora. The film continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon to be Queen as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within. The film is directed by Joachim Rønning from a story by Linda Woolverton and a screenplay by Linda Woolverton and Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster, the film is produced by Joe Roth, Angelina Jolie and Duncan Henderson with Matt Smith, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Michael Vieira serving as executive producers.